Graham Flick
Research Assistant, NYUAD

My current research focuses on elucidating the neural bases of linguistic composition, at both syntactic and semantic levels of representation, with the use of magnetoencephalography (MEG). Broadly speaking, I am interested in understanding the nature of semantic representation in the brain, and how these representations are retrieved and reconfigured during cognition. Toward this end, I have recently begun to explore biologically plausible, computational models of representation and composition, with a focus on how these may be aligned with, and utilized in, neuroimaging research. I am also interested in the development of novel tools for analysing neuroimaging data, particularly multivariate analysis methods. In the past, I have worked on MEG studies of speech production and conversation, as well as EEG research focusing on frequency domain markers of rapid visual appraisal.


In Preparation

  • Flick, G.*, Oseki, Y.*, Kaczmarek, A., Al Kaabi, M., Marantz, A., & Pylkkänen, L. (submitted). Building words and phrases in the left temporal lobe. (*denotes equal contribution) .

  • Poster Presentations


  • Flick, G., & Pylkkänen, L. (2017, November). In search of syntax: The case of English post-nominal modification. Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore, USA.

  • Oyama, D., Miyamoto, M., Adachi, Y., Flick, G., Marantz, A., & Uehara, G. (2017, May). A platform for real-time signal processing for magnetoencephalography. Biomagnetic Sendai, 2017.

  • 2016

  • Flick, G., Kaczmarek, A., Oseki, Y., Marantz, A., & Pylkkänen, L. (2016, August). Lexical access feeds composition: Temporal modulation of combinatory LATL activity according to lexical access demands. Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK.