I am a researcher 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 other affiliations are with the Department of Linguistics, University College London (PhD candidate in Linguistics); 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).
I am also the author of Unmaking Merlin: Anarchist Tendencies in English Literature (Zero Books, 2014). I write about politics, have been involved in a number of political campaigns, and was a representative for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 2014-2017.
You can contact me at email@example.com and follow me on Twitter @Elliot Murphy91.