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Emilio Salinas, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Emilio Salinas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

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Academic: 336-713-5176 | Department: 336-713-5176

Email: esalinas@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.Sc., University Nacional Auto Mexico-Mexico , 1992
  • Ph.D., Brandeis University , 1996
  • Fellowship, University Nacional Auto Mexic, 1999
  • Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Inst, 2001
Emilio Salinas, Ph.D.

Emilio Salinas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Research Interests

cognition/learning, neurosciences/behavior

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-5176 | Department: 336-713-5176

Email: esalinas@wakehealth.edu

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Recent Publications

Zhou X, Zhu D, Katsuki F, Qi XL, Lees CJ, Bennett AJ, Salinas E, Stanford TR, Constantinidis C. Age-dependent changes in prefrontal intrinsic connectivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111(10):3853-3858.

Salinas E, Scerra VE, Hauser CK, Costello MG, Stanford TR. Decoupling speed and accuracy in an urgent decision-making task reveals multiple contributions to their trade-off. Front Neurosci. 2014;8():85.


Salinas E, Costello G, Zhu D, Stanford T. Saccadic choices without attentional selection during an urgent-decision task [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the COSYN 10th Annual Meeting; 2013 Feb 28 - Mar 3; Salt Lake City (UT). 2013;():38.

Costello MG, Zhu D, Salinas E, Stanford TR. Perceptual modulation of motor--but not visual--responses in the frontal eye field during an urgent-decision task. J Neurosci. 2013;33(41):16394-408.

Vazquez Y, Salinas E, Romo R. Transformation of the neural code for tactile detection from thalamus to cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110(28):E2635-2644.

Zhou X, Zhu D, Qi XL, Lees CJ, Bennett AJ, Salinas E, Stanford TR, Constantinidis C. Working memory performance and neural activity in prefrontal cortex of peripubertal monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 2013;110(11):2648-2660.

Costello MG, Zhu D, Salinas E, Stanford TR. Perceptual modulation of motor - but not visual - responses in the frontal eye field during an urgent-decision task [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2013;2013(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Zhou X, Zhu D, Katsuki F, Qi X-L, Lees CJ, Bennett AJ, Salinas E, Stanford TR, Constantinidis C. Weak intrinsic connectivity in the peri-pubertal prefrontal cortex [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2013;2013(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Hauser CK, Shankar S, Salinas E, Stanford T. Impact of multifeature integration on performance dissociated from reaction time effects via an urgent decision-making task [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2013;2013(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Stanford TR, Salinas E. The potential impact of multisensory integration on perceptual decision making In: Stein BE, ed. The new handbook of multisensory processing. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press;2012: 495-508.

Vazquez Y, Zainos A, Alvarez M, Salinas E, Romo R. Neural coding and perceptual detection in the primate somatosensory thalamus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109(37):15006-11.

Zhou X, Zhu D, Qi X-L, Palaninathan K, Lees CJ, Bennett AJ, Salinas E, Stanford TR, Constantinidis C. Antisaccade performance and neural activity in the prefrontal cortex of juvenile monkeys [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2012;2012(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Shankar S, Massoglia DP, Zhu D, Costello MG, Stanford TR, Salinas E. Tracking the temporal evolution of a perceptual judgment using a compelled-response task. J Neurosci. 2011;31(23):8406-8421.

Salinas E. Prior and prejudice [comment]. Nat Neurosci. 2011;14(8):943-945.

Costello MG, Zhu D, Salinas E, Stanford TR. Neural correlates of random and informed saccadic choices in the macaque frontal eye fields and central thalamus [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2011;2011(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Shankar S, Stanford TR, Salinas E. Effects of stimulus characteristics on the time course of perceptual discrimination [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2011;2011(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Stanford TR, Shankar S, Massoglia DP, Costello MG, Salinas E. Perceptual decision making in less than 30 milliseconds. Nat Neurosci. 2010;13(3):379-385.

Stanford TR, Salinas E. Clocking perceptual processing speed: from chance to 75% correct in less than 30 milliseconds. Commun Integr Biol. 2010;3(3):287-289.

Salinas E, Shankar S, Costello MG, Zhu D, Stanford TR. Waiting is the hardest part: comparison of two computational strategies for performing a compelled-response task. Front Comput Neurosci. 2010;4():153.


Salinas E. Neuronal communication: a detailed balancing act [commentary]. Nat Neurosci. 2009;12(4):372-374.

Salinas E.Gain modulation


Salinas E, Bentley NM. Gain modulation as a mechanism for switching reference frames, tasks, and targets In: Josic K, Rubin J, Matias M, Romo R, eds. Coherent behavior in neuronal networks. New York: Springer;2009: 121-142.


Salinas E, Romo R. Molecules to remember [comment on Cell 2007; 129(2):397-410]. Cell. 2007;129(2):245-247.

Salinas E, Bentley NM. A simple measure of the coding efficiency of a neuronal population. Biosystems. 2007;89(1-3):16-23.

Salinas E. Noisy neurons can certainly compute. Nat Neurosci. 2006;9(11):1349-1350.

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Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Emilio Salinas, Ph.D.

Emilio Salinas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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