Kenneth Latimer

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5812 S. Ellis Ave, P416
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834 - 8002

Statistical methods for systems neuroscience

I am a postdoc in Dave Freedman's lab at the University of Chicago. I develop and apply statistical tools to answer questions about visual processing and decision making in the primate cortex. My work primarily focuses on characterizing spike trains recorded in the lateral intraparietal (LIP) cortex and frontal eye fields (FEF) during categorization tasks. I am interesting in understanding how categorical representations in these areas depend on training history.

Before moving to Chicago, I was a postdoc in Adrienne Fairhall's lab where I studied models of adaptation at the single-neuron level. I completed my PhD in Neurscience in 2015 at the University of Texas at Austin with Jonathan Pillow and Alex Huk. My dissertation work focused on hypothesis testing for linking decision-making models to single-neuron spike trains recorded in area LIP. Additionally, I worked on models of retinal ganglion cell responses.