Deepa Issar

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh, BH, 2018

Representative Publications

Johnston R, Snyder AC, Khanna SB, Issar D, Smith MA. The Eyes Reflect an Internal Cognitive State Hidden in the Population Activity of Cortical Neurons. Cereb Cortex. 2021 Dec 29:bhab418. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhab418. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34963140.

Issar D, Williamson RC, Khanna SB, Smith MA. A neural network for online spike classification that improves decoding accuracy. J Neurophysiol. 2020 Apr 1;123(4):1472-1485. doi: 10.1152/jn.00641.2019. Epub 2020 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 32101491.

Johnston R, Snyder A, Khanna S, Issar D, Smith M. The eyes reflect an internal cognitive state hidden in the population activity of cortical neurons. [preprint]. 2020 June; doi: 10.1101/2020.06.29.178251.

Snyder AC, Issar D, Smith MA. What does scalp electroencephalogram coherence tell us about long-range cortical networks? Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Oct;48(7):2466-2481. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13840. Epub 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29363843; PMCID: PMC6497452.

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Alan Sved, PhD

Thesis Advisor

Matthew Smith, PhD

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