Deepa Issar

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh, BH, 2018

Representative Publications

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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Career Advisor

Sarah Berman, MD, PhD

Thesis Advisor

Matthew Smith, PhD

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