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Elisa Dias, Ph.D.

Elisa Dias, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Schizophrenia Research

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Dr. Elisa Dias is a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute, and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. She began her career studying the visual and oculomotor systems using single cell electrical recording methods in anesthetized and behaving animals. Following an interest in psychiatric diseases, she moved on to studies in humans using scalp EEG recordings to investigate the underlying neural dysfunctions associated with cognitive and sensory impairments in patients with schizophrenia.

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Dias, E.C., Bickel, S., Epstein, M.L., Sehatpour, P., Javitt, D.C. (2013) Abnormal Task Modulation of Oscillatory Neural Activity in Schizophrenia. Front Psychol. 4:540.

Spering, M., Dias, E.C., Sanchez, J.L., Schütz, A.C., Javitt, D.C. (2013) Efference copy failure during smooth pursuit eye movements in schizophrenia. The Journal of Neuroscience 33(29):11779-11787.

Dias E.C., Butler, P.D., Hoptman, M.J., Javitt D.C. (2011) Early Sensory Contributions to Contextual Encoding Deficits in Schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry 68(7):654-64.

Dias, E.C., McGinnis, T., Smiley, J.F., Foxe, J.J., Schroeder, C.E., Javitt, D.C. (2006)  Changing plans: neural correlates of executive control in monkey and human frontal cortex. . Experimental Brain Research 174 (2): 279-291.

Dias, E.C., Foxe, J.J., Javitt, D.C. (2003) Changing plans: a high density electrical mapping study of cortical control, Cerebral Cortex 13 (7): 701-715.