Emily P. Stephen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics

PhD, Boston University
BS, Brown University

My research interests focus on statistical modeling of neural signals at different spatial scales: spikes, LFP, ECoG, and EEG/MEG. Propagation of electrical and magnetic fields in the brain depends on both static anatomical features and state-dependent dynamical features like coherence, neuromodulation, and active pathways. I’m particularly interested in constructing models that use strong prior knowledge about these features in specific brain states to bridge spatial scales. Such models could explain apparent discrepancies in signals recorded at different scales and improve our understanding of the micro-scale dynamics that underlie macro-scale biomarkers of pathological states.

Predoctoral Trainee (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
Computational Neuroscience

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  1. Tauber JM, Brincat SL, Stephen EP, Donoghue JA, Kozachkov L, Brown EN, Miller EK. Propofol-mediated Unconsciousness Disrupts Progression of Sensory Signals through the Cortical Hierarchy. J Cogn Neurosci. 2024 Feb 01; 36(2):394-413. PMID: 37902596
  2. Stephen EP, Li Y, Metzger S, Oganian Y, Chang EF. Latent neural dynamics encode temporal context in speech. Hear Res. 2023 Sep 15; 437:108838. PMID: 37441880
  3. Tauber JM, Brincat SL, Stephen EP, Donaghue JA, Kozachkov L, Brown EN, Miller EK. Propofol Mediated Unconsciousness Disrupts Progression of Sensory Signals through the Cortical Hierarchy. bioRxiv. 2023 Jun 29. PMID: 37425684; PMCID: PMC10327085; DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.25.546463;
  4. Weiner VS, Zhou DW, Kahali P, Stephen EP, Peterfreund RA, Aglio LS, Szabo MD, Eskandar EN, Salazar-Gomez AF, Sampson AL, Cash SS, Brown EN, Purdon PL. Propofol disrupts alpha dynamics in functionally distinct thalamocortical networks during loss of consciousness. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Mar 14; 120(11):e2207831120. PMID: 36897972; PMCID: PMC10089159; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2207831120;
  5. Soulat H, Stephen EP, Beck AM, Purdon PL. State space methods for phase amplitude coupling analysis. Sci Rep. 2022 Sep 24; 12(1):15940. PMID: 36153353; PMCID: PMC9509338; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-18475-3;
  6. Stephen EP, Hotan GC, Pierce ET, Harrell PG, Walsh JL, Brown EN, Purdon PL. Broadband slow-wave modulation in posterior and anterior cortex tracks distinct states of propofol-induced unconsciousness. Sci Rep. 2020 08 13; 10(1):13701. PMID: 32792556; PMCID: PMC7426927; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68756-y;
  7. Liu F, Stephen EP, Prerau MJ, Purdon PL. Sparse Multi-task Inverse Covariance Estimation for Connectivity Analysis in EEG Source Space. Int IEEE EMBS Conf Neural Eng. 2019 Mar; 2019:299-302. PMID: 31156761; PMCID: PMC6541022; DOI: 10.1109/NER.2019.8717043;
  8. Beck AM, Stephen EP, Purdon PL. State Space Oscillator Models for Neural Data Analysis. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2018 07; 2018:4740-4743. PMID: 30441408; PMCID: PMC6394839; DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513215;
  9. Guidera JA, Taylor NE, Lee JT, Vlasov KY, Pei J, Stephen EP, Mayo JP, Brown EN, Solt K. Sevoflurane Induces Coherent Slow-Delta Oscillations in Rats. Front Neural Circuits. 2017; 11:36. PMID: 28725184; PMCID: PMC5495862; DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2017.00036;
  10. Stephen EP, Lepage KQ, Eden UT, Brunner P, Schalk G, Brumberg JS, Guenther FH, Kramer MA. Assessing dynamics, spatial scale, and uncertainty in task-related brain network analyses. Front Comput Neurosci. 2014; 8:31. PMID: 24678295; PMCID: PMC3958753; DOI: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00031;

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Bar chart showing 10 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2023


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