Neal Fox


ABOUT ME:

Hi! I'm a PhD student at Brown University in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences. I am interested in psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience of language, and computational linguistics. Most of my research focuses on speech perception and production in healthy adults and in patients with brain damage leading to aphasia. "Tools of the trade" include behavioral experiments, functional neuroimaging methodologies, and formal computational models (e.g., Bayesian/probabilistic generative models, neural network models).

I work primarily with Sheila Blumstein in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab. Other faculty with whom I collaborate include Michael Frank, Eugene Charniak, David Badre, and Kathy Takayama.

Besides my research, I am passionate about teaching and am involved with Brown's Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, where I serve as a Senior Teaching Consultant. I worked with the Center's Director, Kathy Takayama, to start the Principles and Practices in Reflective Mentorship Initiative - a new professional training program for doctoral students to develop research mentorship skills through formal training with faculty, reflective discussions with a cohort of graduate student mentors, and practical experience working alongside undergraduates on a project related to the graduate students' dissertations.

I have also consulted with businesses regarding natural language processing, computational modeling with "big data" and statistical analysis.

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


FUNDING:
My graduate work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Brown Institute for Brain Science, as well as by Brown University.
For information and advice about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, see that section of my webpage.


CONTACT INFO:

Best way to reach me: firstname_lastname@brown.edu

Neal Fox
Brown University
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Box 1821

190 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

Office: Metcalf 401