I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth), at the Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN).
I study language processing in the brain using imaging and invasive electrocorticography (ECoG), with subdural implanted grids and invasive sEEG depth electrodes, to analyze neural time series data in patients receiving seizure mapping for pharmaco-resistant epilepsy. My main areas of research are the neurobiological basis of syntax and semantics, phase-amplitude coupling, and theoretical syntax. More broadly, my interests include the evolution of language and current topics in philosophy of language and pragmatics.
My previous affiliations have been with the Department of Linguistics, University College London (MA, MSc, PhD); Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London (MEG researcher, Linguistic combinatorics, 2016-18); Department of Psychology, University of Westminster (Lecturer in Psychobiology, 2016-18).
My most recent books are The Oscillatory Nature of Language (Cambridge University Press) and Arms in Academia: The Political Economy of the Modern UK Defence Industry (Routledge).
I am also the author of Unmaking Merlin: Anarchist Tendencies in English Literature (Zero Books, 2014). I also write about politics and was a representative for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 2014-2017.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on Twitter @Elliot Murphy91.