Embodiment, Psycholinguistics, Inner speech and Cognition (EPIC) Lab
Research in the EPIC lab broadly falls within Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. We use a wide range of methods including reaction times, fMRI, EEG/ERP, neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS/tACS), eye tracking and machine learning.
Our current research focuses on inner speech experience in silent reading, induced verbal hallucinations in healthy adults, conceptual processing of abstract concepts, the embodiment of language syntax, indirect language communication and gestures.
External Grant Funding
> 2021-2022, Yao, B., EPS Small Grant, EPS, £3,500.
> 2019-2020, Yao, B., Bial Foundation Grants for Scientific Research (284/2018), Bial Foundation, €45,000.
> 2019-2020, Yao, B. & Keitel, A., British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (SRG1819\191229), The British Academy, £9,942.
> 2016-2019, Yao, B., ESRC Future Research Leaders (ES/N002784/1), ESRC, £270,778.
> 2013-2015, Yao, B., Study Visit grant, EPS, £2,000.
Current Lab Members
> Dr Bo Yao (PI, director)
> Ryan Horsfall (Postdoc)
> Olivia Mak (PhD student)
> Jaydan Pratts (PhD student)
> Tslil Ofir (PhD student)
> Guyu Shen (PhD student)
> Jiaxuan Chen (PhD student)
> Lysandra Fryer-Petridis (MSci student)
2013 Lecturer University of Manchester, UK
2012 Research Fellow University of Kent, UK
2011 PhD Psychology University of Glasgow, UK
2008 BSc Biology Xiamen (Amoy) University, China