Elizabeth B. Torres


  • B.S., San Jose State University, Mathematics/Computer Science, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of California San Diego, Cognitive Science, 2001


  • Research Assistant, Cognition and Personality Division, NIA-NIH, 1994-1995
  • Sloan-Swartz Fellow, Computational Systems Neuroscience, CALTECH, 2001-2004
  • Della-Martin Fellow, Electro-physiology, CALTECH, 2004-2007
  • Research Associate Computational Systems Neuroscience, CALTECH, 2007-2008
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers University
  • Joint appointment in Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience 2008-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Medical School at Indianapolis
  • Movement Disorders, Neurology 2010-present


  • Minority Access to Research and Careers (MARC), San Jose State University (1992)
  • Intramural Research and Training Award (Pre-IRTA), the NIA/NIH (1994)
  • Pre-doctoral (NIH 5F31NS010109-03, $172,540.00) at Cognitive Science, UCSD (1996-2001) 
  • “Computer Modeling of Neural Basis of Mental Operations”
  • Travel Award Minnesota Vision for Reach and Grasp Conference (1997)
  • Travel Award Neural Control of Movement Society (1998)
  • Sloan-Swartz Fellowship at CALTECH (2001-2004)
  • Della Martin Fellowship at CALTECH (2004-2007)
  • Alpha-Omega Prize Computational Motor Control Workshop, Ben Gurion University (2005)
  • Neuroscience Scholar Fellowship, Society for Neuroscience (2005-2007)
  • Academic Excellence Award, Rutgers University (2009-2011)
  • (Education) Rutgers SAS Best Undergraduate Student Research Poster Award  (2010)
  •  (Education) NSF-IGERT Video and Poster Competition Students’ Award  (2010)  
  • The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation Early Career Development Award  (2014)
  • Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence as one of the University’s most distinguished young faculty members (by Rutgers President Barchi)  (2015)
  •  (Education) Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist (2 Rutgers Students)   (2016)

Current Funding

  • Rutgers Psychology Start Up Funds (2008) 
  • Academic Excellence Fund Award from Rutgers (2009-2011)
  • Cyber Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI-Type I) (PI), (co-PI D. Metaxas)

-A Novel Quantitative Framework to Study Lack of Social Interactions in Autism

-NSF-ARRA grant (2009-2012)

  • The New Jersey Governor's Council Award for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (co-PI)

-Perceptual-motor anticipation in individuals with ASD (2010-2012)

  • NSF I-Corps (PI) (2014-2015)

-Versatile Statistical Platform to Analyze, Diagnose, Track and Treat Neurological Disorders.

  • The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation Career Development Award (2014-2017)

-Using real-time interactive avatars to augment peripheral sensory-motor integration in ASD 

and to evoke centrally driven communicative capacity for social exchange

  • The New Jersey  Governor's Council Award for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (2014-2016) (PI)

-New objective autism inventory to quantify peripheral plasticity during standardized ADOS-2 social exchange

  • The The Wallace Research Foundation (2014-2015) (PI)

-Effectiveness of high-resolutions instrumentation in capturing subtle natural behaviors unseen by human visual observation during clinical interventions to treat Sensory Processing Disorders through objective outcome based methods

  • The The Wallace Research Foundation (2015-2016) (PI)

-The use of objective metrics to characterize social interaction and communication between the child and the therapist: 

Towards tailored interventions for Sensory Processing Disorders

  • The New Jersey  Governor's Council Award for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (2015-2017) (PI)

-Bridging behavior and genetics through sensory-motor electrophysiology

  • The New Jersey  Governor's Council Award for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (2016-2018) (co-PI)

-Exploring low cost vs. research grade wearable sensors to characterize patterns of sleep and activities of daily life in ASD

  • The New Jersey  Governor's Council Award for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (2017-2019) (PI)

-Characterization of the Female Phenotype using Big Data

Publications (Peer reviewed)

  • Caballero C, Mistry S, Vero J, Torres EB, (2018) "Characterization of noise signatures of involuntary head motion in the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange Repository" Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. in press

  • Wu D, Jose JV, Nurnberger JI, Torres EB, (2018) "A Biomarker Characterizing Neurodevelopment with Applications to Autism" Nature Scientific Reports. 8:614.doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18902-w

  • Torres EB, Mistry S, Caballero-Sanchez C, Whyatt CP, (2017) “Stochastic signatures of involuntary head micro-movements can be used to classify females of ABIDE into different subtypes of neurodevelopmental disorders” Front. Integrative Neuroscience. Front. Integra. Neurosci. 11:10.doi: 10.3389/fint.2017.00010

  • Ryu J, Vero J, Torres EB, (2017) “Methods for Tracking Dynamically Coupled Brain-Body Activities during Natural Movement” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Movement Computing, MOCO '17, June 28-30, 2017, London, United Kingdom, Association for Computing Machinery ACM  

  • Whyatt CP, Torres EB, (2017) “The social-dance: Decomposing Naturalistic dyadic interaction dynamics to the micro-level “ Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Movement Computing, MOCO '17, June 28-30, 2017, London, United Kingdom, Association for Computing Machinery ACM  

  • Torres EB, Denisova K, (2016) “Motor noise is rich signal in autism research and pharmacological treatments” Nature Scientific Reports, 6: p. 37422 

  • Torres EB, Smith B, Mistry S, Brincker M, Whyatt CP, (2016) “Neonatal Diagnostics: Towards Dynamic Growth Charts of Neuro-motor control” Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2016. 4(121): p. 1-15

  • Torres EB, Nguyen J, Mistry S, Whyatt C, Kalampratsiduo V, Kolevzon A (2016) Characterization of the statistical signatures of micro-movements underlying natural gait patterns in children with Phelan McDermid syndrome: Towards precision-phenotyping of behavior in ASD, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:22. doi:10.3389/fint.2016.00022

  • Kalampratsiduo V, Torres EB (2016). Outcome measures of deliberate and spontaneous motions, MOCO 2016

  • Nguyen J, Majmudar U, Papathomas TV, Silverstein S, Torres EB (2016). Schizophrenia: The Micro-Movements PerspectiveNeuropsychologia, 85 pp 310-326 doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.03.003


  • Torres, EB, Isenhower RW, Nguyen J, Whyatt C, Nurnberger JI, Jose JV, Silverstein S, Papathomas TV, Sage J, Cole J (2016). Towards Precision Psychiatry: Statistical Platform for the Personalized Characterization of Natural BehaviorsFrontiers in Neurology, 7:8. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00008


  • Nguyen J, Majmudar U, Ravaliya J, Papathomas TV, Torres EB (2016). Automatically characterizing sensory-motor patterns underlying reach-to-grasp movements on a physical depth inversion illusion, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:694. doi 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00694


  • Amano S, Hong SL, Sage JI, Torres EB (2015). Behavioral Inflexibility and Motor Dedifferentiation in persons with Parkinson’s disease: Bilateral Coordination Deficits during a Unimanual Reaching Task. Neuroscience Letters, 585, 82-87,  doi 10.1016/neulet


  • Torres EB (2015). Objective and Personalized Longitudinal Assessment of a Pregnant Patient with Post Severe Brain Trauma. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,  doi 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00128


  • Torres EB,  Cole J, Poizner H (2014). Motor output variability, deafferentation and putative deficits in kinesthetic reafference in Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:823, 61-80, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00823.

  • Torres EB,  Choi K (2014). Intentional signal in prefrontal cortex generalizes across different sensory modalities. The Journal of Neurophysiology, 112, 61-80, doi:10.1152/jn.00505.2013.

  • Nguyen J,  Papathomas TV, Ravaliya J, Torres EB (2014). Methods to explore the influence of top-down visual processes on motor behavior. JoVE, (86) e51422, doi:10.3791/51422.

  • Torres EB, Isenshower RW, Yanovich P, Rehrig G, Stigler KA, Nurnberger JI, Jose JV (2013). Strategies to develop putative biomarkers to characterize the female phenotype with autism spectrum disorders. The Journal of Neurophysiology, 110: 1646-1662.

  • Torres EB (2013). The rates of change of stochastic trajectories of acceleration variability are a good predictor of normal aging and of the stage of Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7:50.

  • Torres EB, Yanovich P, Metaxas DN. (2013). Give spontaneity and self-discovery a chance in ASD: Spontaneous peripheral limb variability as a proxy to evoke centrally driven intentional acts. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7:46.

  • Yanovich P, Isenhower RW, Sage J, Torres EB. (2013). Spatial orientation priming impedes rather than facilitates spontaneous control of hand-retraction speeds in patients with Parkinson's disease. PLoS One, 8(7).

  • Torres EB, Quian-Quiroga R, Cui H, Buneo C. (2013). Neural correlates of learning and trajectory planning in the posterior parietal cortex. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7:39.

  • Torres EB, Brincker M, Isenhower RW, Yanovich P, Stigler KA, Nurnberger JI, Jose JV (2013). Autism: The Micro-movement Perspective. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7:32

  • Brincker, M., Torres, E.B.,  (2013). Noise from the periphery in autism. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7:34

  • Hong SL, Isenhower RW, Jose JV, Torres EB,(2013) "Cognitive load results in motor overflow in essential tremor" Neurocase, 



  • Torres EB (2013) "Signatures of Movement Variability Anticipate Hand Speed According to Levels of Intent" Journal of Behavioral Brain Functions 9:10

  • Torres EB, (2011) "Atypical signatures of motor variability found in an individual with ASD" (Neurocase -in press)

  • Torres EB, Heilman KM, Poizner H (2011) “Impaired endogenously-evoked automated reaching in Parkinson’s disease” J of Neuroscience, 31(49):17848-17863

  • Torres EB (2011) "Two classes of movements in motor control" Experimental Brain Research, 215:269-283

  • Torres EB, Raymer A, Rothi LG, Heilman KM, Poizner H (2010) “ Sensory-spatial transformations in the Left Posterior Parietal Cortex may contribute to reach timing” Journal of Neurophysiology, 104:2375-2388

  • Torres EB, (2010) “New symmetry of intended curved reaches” Journal of Behavioral Brain Functions 6:21

  • Torres EB, Ganguly K, José JV, Carmena JM (2008) “From multiple neural cortical networks to motor mechanical behavior: the importance of inherent learning over separable space-time length scales” BMC Neuroscience, 9 (Suppl 1):p70

  • Torres EB, Andersen R, (2006) “Space-time separation during obstacle-avoidance learning in monkeys” Journal of Neurophysiology 96: 2613-2632

  • Torres EB, Zipser D (2004) “Simultaneous control of hand displacements and rotations in orientation-matching experiments” Journal of Applied Physiology 96: 1978-1987

Selected for commentary in Highlighted Topic “Neural Control of Movement”


  • Torres EB, Zipser D (2002) “Reaching to grasp with a multi-jointed arm (I): A computational model” Journal of Neurophysiology 88: 2355-2387

PhD Thesis - 2001

  • Theoretical Framework to Study Sensory-Motor integration, Cognitive Science UCSD

Books and Book Chapters

  • Book Chapter Springer 2016 “Progress in Motor Control X: Chapter 13 Rethinking the study of volition for clinical use” Author Elizabeth B Torres (Eds Jozsef Lazckos and Mark Latash)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective Section 1 Chapter 1, Why study movement variability in autism” Author Maria Brincker and Elizabeth B Torres (equal contribution) (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective Section 2 Chapter 1, Dissecting a social encounter from three different perspectives” Elizabeth B Torres (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective” Section 2 Chapter 4, ADOS: The Physiology approach to assess social skills and communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder” Caroline P Whyatt and Elizabeth B Torres (equal contribution) (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective” Section 2 Chapter 5, Micro-Movements: The s-Spikes as a way to zoom-in the motor trajectories of natural goal-directed behaviors” Di Wu, Elizabeth B Torres and Jorge V Jose (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective” Section 3 Chapter 3, Contemporary problems with methods in basic brain science impede progress in ASD research and treatments” Elizabeth B Torres (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective” Section 3 Chapter 4, Inherent noise hidden in nervous systems rhythms leads to new strategies for detection and treatments of core motor-sensing traits in ASD” Elizabeth B Torres (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Book Chapter CRC Press, Taylor and Francis (2017) “Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective” Section 5 Chapter 8 Turning the Tables: Autism shows the social deficit of our society” Elizabeth B Torres (Eds Elizabeth B Torres and Caroline P Whyatt)

  • Zipser D, Torres EB (2007) “Computing movement geometry: a step in sensory-motor transformations” Computational Neuroscience. Progress in Brain Research P. Cisek (Editor) Elsevier

  • Torres EB (Editor) and Donnellan AM (co-Editor), "Autism: The Movement Perspective", (2014) Frontiers in Neuroscience. Integrative Neuroscience Research Topic (e-Book

Contributed Talks, Colloquia and Presentations


(Forthcoming) Gordon Research Conference on Fragile X and Autism-related Disorders (Tuscany, Italy June 10-15 2018)

  • "Sensory-Motor Biometrics and Comprehensive CNS-PNS profiling of FX across generations" EB Torres (Hosted by Mustafa Sahin)

Rambam Medical Center, Neurology Dept. Haifa , Israel (March 20 2018)

  • "Assessing the Somatic-Sensory-Motor Systems Functions to Develop Autonomy and the Sense of Agency" EB Torres (Hosted by David Yarnitski)

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Israel (March 19 2018

  • "Applications of our Work to Occupational Therapy" EB Torres (Hosted by Tami Bar-Shalita)

Annual Karniel Motor Control Workshop Be'er Sheva, Israel (March 15 2018)

  • "New Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience: Dynamic and Personalized Biomarkers to Habilitate Autonomy in Neurodevelopment and Beyond" EB Torres (Hosted by Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi)

Grand Rounds Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Jan 19 2018, Newark NJ)

  • "Nervous Systems Taxonomy to Create New Dynamic Classification of Autism Subtypes" EB Torres (Hosted by Dr. Petros Levounis)


IBM - T.J. Watson Research Center Yorktown, NY (Dec 21 2017, Yorktown, NY)

  • "From Precision Medicine to Precision Psychiatry: Personalized Biomarkers and Research Platform to Rehabilitate Autonomy and Mental Health" EB Torres (Hosted by Vittorio Caggiano)

RUWINS, Rutgers University Nelson Labs (Nov 3 2017, Piscataway NJ)

  • "Theoretical and Experimental Study of How Primates Plan, Execute, Learn and Adapt to Natural Voluntary Motions" EB Torres (Hosted by the Rutgers University Women in Neuroscience)

Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop Computational Neuroscience (July 4-8 2017, Telluride, Colorado)

  • "Autism: Opening Pandora's Box" EB Torres (Hosted by Terry Sejnowski)

Fourth International Conference on Movement Computing ACM-MOCO'17 (June 2017, London, UK)

  • "Methods for tracking dynamically coupled brain-body activities during natural movement"  J Ruy, J Vero, EB Torres
  • "The Social Dance: Decomposing Naturalistic Dyadic Interaction Dynamics to the micro-level" C Whyatt, EB Torres
  • "Body-Brain Avatar Interface: A tool to study sensory-motor integration and neuroplasticity" V Kalampratsiduo, EB Torres


Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience - Chair of NanoSymposium in Autism Physiology and Behavior (Nov 2016, San Diego, CA)

  • "Index of neuromotor and physical development marks early risk of neurodevelopmental derail in the newborn"  EB Torres, S Mistry, B Smith, CP Whyatt

  • "Micro-movements statistical signatures across multiple joints unveil connections with Autism" D Wu, EB Torres, J Nguyen, S Mistry, A Kolevzon, JV Jose

  • "Intentionality in action from the brain to the heart during biofeedback training" J Ryu, EB Torres

  • "On mirrors, dancers and avatars: A platform to habilitate, rehabilitate and enhance voluntary control in autism spectrum disorders" V Kalampratsidou, EB Torres

  • "A change in stance on the social dance: A new framework to examine nonlinear, dynamic temporal interdependence across a social dyad" CP Whyatt, EB Torres

Invited Talk Hospital Italiano (Sept 5 Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  • "La Sensacion del Movimiento y su Papel en los Trastornos del Espectro Autista (TEA)", EB Torres (Hosted by Dra. Silvia Baetti)


  • "Medición del Movimiento como Nuevo Enfoque para la investigación y el tratamiento de los Trastornos del Espectro Autista (TEA)", EB Torres (Hosted by Universidad Catolica Argentina, PANAACEA y Autism Speaks)

Moving Autism Conference (June 2-3 Glasgow, Scotland)

  • "New Data on the Autism Movement Disorder", EB Torres (Hosted by Jonathan Delafield-Butt)

Rethinking Autism Conference (April 1-2 Evansville, Indiana)

  • "Autism in the context of Precision Psychiatry", EB Torres (Hosted by Casey de Priest, April 1-2)
  • "Statistical Platform for the Personalized Analyses of Behaviors: Towards Precision Medicine from Birth to Adulthood", EB Torres (Hosted by Robert Sainburg, Feb 5th)


National Pediatrics Developmental Differences (October 22-24 Chicago, IL)

  • "Technology Meets Science: Towards a New Quantitative Path of Hope in Autism Spectrum Disorders", EB Torres (Hosted by Erika Larson, October 23rd)

Progress in Motor Control X (July 22-25 Budapest, Hungary)

  • "New Methods to Assess Levels of Kinesthetic Re-Afference in Diverse Pathological States of the Nervous System", EB Torres (Hosted by Jozsef Laczko, July 21st)

Rutgers University - Scotch Plains Campus, School of Health Related Professions

  • "New Outcome Measures of Intervention Efficacy" EB Torres (hosted by Cathy Colucci, February 27th)

Arizona State University - Workshop on Robotics and Rehabilitation

  • "Using Behavioral Statistics During Sensory-Motor Learning to Help Interpret Neural Spiking Patterns" EB Torres (hosted by Marco Santello, February 14th)

Children Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

  • "Bridging Behavior and Genetics in Autism Spectrum Disorders", EB Torres (hosted by Ashley deMarchena, Jan 29th)


Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshop on Computational Models of Social Interactions and Behavior: Scientific Grounding, Sensing and Applications (June 28, Ohio)

  • "Movement Based Perspective on Social Interactions", EB Torres (Session 3 Chairs Maneesh Singh/ Saad Khan)

Boston Club at the Nancy Lurie Marks Foundation (Proprioception Theme) May 21

  • "Using the plasticity of peripheral micro-movements to characterize and treat subtypes of disorders on a spectrum", EB Torres (hosted by Clarence Schutt)

Harvard Medical School - Systems Biology April 4

  • "Using the plasticity of peripheral micro-movements diagnose and treat autism", EB Torres (hosted by Jeremy Gunawardena)

Pasadena (Autism Profectum Conference, March 21-22)

  • "Using movements to close sensory feedback loops and scaffold cognition in ASD", EB Torres (hosted by Ricky Robinson and Serena Wieder)

CALTECH Biology Division March 23

  • "Towards true personalized medicine: Statistical Platform for Individualized Behavioral Analysis, Dynamic Diagnosis and Real-time Tracking of Intervention Outcomes", EB Torres (hosted by Richard Andersen)


Children's Sp Hosp (Sept 3), RWJMS (Oct 9), NYU (Oct 31), San Diego (Nov 7), CUNY (Dec 6)

  •  "Autism: The Micromovement Perspective", Children's Specialized Hospital, EB Torres, New Brunswick, NJ (hosted by Michael Dribbon)
  • "Transforming research, diagnostics and treatment effectiveness in ASD: Towards better social interactions", EB Torres, DARPA Strategic Social Interaction Module Meeting, Arlington, VA (hosted by William Casebeer)
  • "22q13 Deletion Syndrome: The importance of quantitative analysis of gait and motor impairments", EB Torres, In Ground Rounds National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda MD (hosted by Audrey Thurm)
  • "Bridging Cognition and Action through the Re-afferent Kinesthetic Percept", EB Torres, Brown University (Hosted by Joo-Hyun Song) May 12
  • "Novel Diagnostic Tool to Quantify Signatures of Movement in Subjects with Neurological Disorders, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders", EB Torres, Johnson & Johnson, Titusville Campus, New Jersey (Hosted by Eric Yang)
  • "Movement as a Kinesthetic Percept: Potential Uses in Clinical and Sports Applications"EB Torres, Sarnoff-SRI Corporation, Princeton Branch (Hosted by Ajay Divakaran)


  • "Transforming the Diagnostic Criteria in Autism Spectrum Disorders", EB Torres,  CUNY Graduate Center (Hosted by David Rosenthal)
  • "Update on Autism", EB Torres, UMDNJ (Hosted by the Rutgers Health Center)
  • "Autism: A Different View", EB Torres, San Diego Neuroscience Institute (Hosted by David Edelman)


  • "Statistical metric objectively classifies children with Autism Spectrum Disorders far apart from typically developing peers" Kennedy Krieger Institute, EB Torres, Johns Hopkins University (Hosted by Stewart Mostofsky)
  • "Two classes of movements in motor control" UCSD Institute for Neural Computation (hosted by Howard Poizner)
  • "Statistics of motor variability used as a classification tool for spectral disorders: Application to Autism and Parkinson's disease" (nanosymposium), EB Torres,  SFN 2011
  • "Physical metrics of fluency training and task complexity in natural movements of young children with ASD measure learning in the classroom environment", EB Torres,  SFN 2011
  • "Movement variability as an objective classification tool for Autism Spectrum Disorders", EB Torres, Cell Symposium (AUTI11) 
  • "Adapting movement variability in a virtual environment to increase kinesthetic sensing in ASD", EB Torres, Cell Symposium (AUTI11) 
  • "Larger impairment of endogenously-evoked automated than exogenously-evoked intended reaching modes in patients with Parkinson’s disease",EB Torres, Neural Control of Movement (NCM 2011) 
  • "The balance between intended and spontaneous modes of movement is atypical in young children with ASD", EB Torres, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 
  • "Atypical patterns of motor coordination in ASD individual learning to perform martial arts routines", EB Torres, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 


  • "Coding of curved hand paths in the Posterior Parietal Cortex", EB Torres, Vision Science Society (VSS) 
  • "Geometric characterization of sensory-motor integration: predictions, empirical results and clinical applications", EB Torres, Indiana University at Bloomington, Department of Psychology – (Hosted by Linda Smith)
  • "Funneling attention in automated behavior", EB Torres, University of California, San Diego, Institute for Neural Computation – (Hosted by Howard Poizner) 
  • "Moving in and out of autopilot mode: alternating attentional control strategy for synchronous multi-limb motions", EB Torres, Society for Neuroscience (SFN), (Poster)
  •  "Directional and temporal selectivity in motor cortex", EB Torres, Society for Neuroscience (SFN), (Nano-symposium)


  • “MI suppressing role across hemispheres in self- vs. instructed initiation of reaches during force-field learning”, EB Torres,  Society for Neuroscience (Slide) Washington DC.
  • “Circuit structure of the Parietal Reach Region is linked to temporal dynamics learning”, EB Torres, Society for Neuroscience (Slide) Washington DC.
  • “Parietal Reach Region Cell Classes have complementary planning responses”, EB Torres, COSYNE (Contributed Talk) Salt Lake City. 
  • “Time from space: A system that simulates itself”, EB Torres, College de France – (Hosted by Alain Berthoz).
  • “Computing time from space in the Primate Posterior Parietal Cortex”, EB Torres, Duke University – Psychology – Neuroscience, – (Hosted by Henry Yin).
  • “Internal Models in Sensory-Motor Integration”, EB Torres, University of Texas San Antonio, Department of Biology – (Hosted by Nichole Wicha)
  • “Self Supervision in the Representational Cortex”, EB Torres, Wellesley College – Neuroscience, – (February 18th, 2008, Hosted by Barbara Beltz)
  •  “The cortical micro-circuit and cognitive function”, EB Torres, Computational Neural Systems (COSYNE, March 4th, 2008)


  • “Movement into Actions”, Space and time decoupling for voluntary action planning, EB Torres, Gulbenkian Institute, Portugal (March 25th, 2008) 



  •  “Dynamics without movement”, EB Torres,  Northwestern University, Engineering and Applied Mathematics, – (February 19th, 2007, hosted by Sarah Solla).


  • “Movement Representation in the injured brain”, EB Torres,  Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Center of Chicago, – February 20th, 2007, hosted by Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi). 
  • Three building blocks of the mind to autonomously control the body, EB Torres,  IBM-Research, San Jose – (July 25th, 2007, Hosted by Dharmendra S. Modha)


  • Postural information in visually responsive cells of the Posterior Parietal Cortex, EB Torres,  UC Berkeley – (July 23rd, 2007, Hosted by Jose M. Carmena)


  •  "A Geometric Model of Motion Control", EB Torres,   The Weizmann Institute, Israel (June 19th 2003, hosted by Tamar Flash),


  • "Geometric Planning in the Posterior Parietal Cortex: Learning Time from Space", EB Torres,   Calit2-UCSD The Inaugural Lecture (May 17th 2006, hosted by Javier Movellan)




  • “Parietal Reach Region Cell Classes have complementary planning responses”, EB Torres,   COSYNE (Computational Neural Systems, Contributed Talk) Salt Lake City.

Synergistic Activities


 Sensation and Perception, Psychology Core Course, Rutgers University, 2009-2011

 Neural Coding, Graduate Seminar, Rutgers University, (Spring 2011)

 Integrative Methods in Perceptual Science, (Fall 2012)

 Principles of Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Science Core Course, UCSD (1997-2000)


  • Editor in Chief Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
  • NSF Computational Neuroscience (Robust Intelligence Cluster) 
  • NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neural Systems (CRCNS) 
  • NSF The Science of Learning
  • The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Neuroscience, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Vision, Experimental Brain Research, Neurocomputing, Neuro Report, Neural Computation


 Society for Neuroscience (SFN)

Vision Science Society (VSS)

Neural Control of Movement (NCM)

Society for Mathematical Psychology (SMP)

Other Affiliations

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisers

David Zipser; Dept. of Cognitive Science, UCSD; Graduate Adviser

Richard Andersen; Biology Division; CALTECH; Postdoctoral Adviser