Neal P. Fox


As of January 2016, I began working as a postdoctoral scholar in the Chang Lab, headed by Dr. Edward Chang, at the University of California, San Francisco. My work here focuses on understanding the neural computations that take place during speech communication, with a particular emphasis on the perception and production of spoken words. I hope to use intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG) and novel computational methods to test and inform psycholinguistic and neuropsychological models of language, perception and cognition.

Before coming to UCSF, I completed my PhD in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, where I studied the cognitive neuroscience of speech and language, psycholinguistics (especially speech perception and production), and computational approaches to understanding human language function (and dysfunction). My dissertation was advised by Sheila Blumstein in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab. I also have ongoing collaborations with Michael Frank, Eugene Charniak and Kathy TakayamaMy graduate work was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Brown Institute for Brain ScienceFor information about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, see that section of my webpage.

While at Brown, I adopted a cattle dog-retriever mix named Ginny. She is awesome.

Before coming to Brown, I was an undergraduate and then a research fellow at the University of Virginia.