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Education

The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Neuroscience
2010 - 2016
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Major: Psychology
2004 - 2007

Research Experience

Post-Doctoral Fellow
The University of Rochester
2016 - present
Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin
2010 - 2016
Research Assistant
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
2009 - 2010

Publications

Response to comment on “single-trial spike trains in parietal cortex reveal discrete steps during decision-making”
Latimer, K. W., Yates, J. L., Meister, M. M., Huk, A. C., and Pillow, J. W.
Single-trial spike trains in parietal cortex reveal discrete steps during decision-making
Latimer, K. W., Yates, J. L., Meister, M. L., Huk, A. C., & Pillow, J. W.
Continuous Psychophysics: Target-tracking to Measure Visual Sensitivity
Bonnen, K., Burge, J., Yates, J. L., Pillow, J. W., & Cormack, L. K.
Accumulation of evidence in decision making.
Huk, A.C., Katz, L.N., & Yates, J.L.
Inferring sparse representations of continuous signals with continuous orthogonal matching pursuit
Knudson, K. C., Yates, J., Huk, A., & Pillow, J. W.
V1 is not uniquely identified by polarity reversals of responses to upper and lower visual field stimuli
Ales, J. M., Yates, J. L., & Norcia, A. M.

Talks

Choice probabilities and correlations in simultaneously recorded MT and LIP neurons
Yates, J.L, Katz, L. N., Park, I. M., Pillow, J. W., & Huk, A. C.
SFN
2014
Dissociated functional significance of choice-related activity across the primate dorsal stream
Yates, J. L., Katz L. K., Park, I. M., Pillow J. W., Huk A.
Cosyne
2014
Decision-related activity in neurons does not imply a causal effect on behavior
Yates, J. L., Katz L. K., Park, I. M., Pillow J. W., Huk A.
Institute for Neuroscience Symposium
2014

Posters

A behavioral tracking paradigm for estimating visual sensitivity with dynamic internal models
Cosyne
2014
Precise characterization of dorsal stream neural activity during decision making
SFN
2013
A. C. Neuromuscular recruitment during oculomotor decision-making in human
SFN
2013
A. C. Precise characterization of multiple LIP neurons in relation to stimulus and behavior
Cosyne
2013
Psychophysical reverse correlation of motion perception
VSS
2012
Probing motion perception with spatiotemporal reverse correlation
Cosyne
2012
An evoked-response polarity reversal from upper and lower visual field stimuli is insufficient to uniquely identify V1
SFN
2009

Service

Graduate Student Outreach Program
UT Neuroscience and Psychology
2010 - 2014
Symposium Organizing Committee
UT Institute for Neuroscience
2011 - 2013
Symposium Chair
UT Institute for Neuroscience
2012
Graduate Student Assembly representative
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences
2010 - 2011

Honors & Awards

Professional Development Award
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences
2015
Cold Spring Harbor Labs course attendee
Neuroscience: Computational Vision
2014
Training Grant recipient
Center for Perceptual Neuroscience
2012 - 2014
Training Grant recipient
Institute for Neuroscience
2010 - 2012
Deans’s Excellence Award
UT Austin College of Natural Science
2010
Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship
UT Austin College of Natural Science
2010