My name is Patrick Kelley (PK), and I’m a PhD student of Linguistics at Michigan State University.
I specialize in a subfield of linguistics known as neurolinguistics, a relatively new field that looks to unite neuroscience and linguistics. As a researcher, I focus on how we process information in real time with respect to behavioral responses in psychological experimentation (psycholinguistics) as well as the neurophysiological reflexes of this behavior (neurolinguistics).
Currently, I am constructing a cognitive model that attempts to explain how we process a particular type of construction called grammatical illusions. While there is much work left to be done, the exploration into this topic will help us better understand how our minds work to piece together information in real time.
I also run a science blog, where I talk about some experiences as a graduate, working with EEG, and anything else science related, which you can find here or on the side menu. There are also a few other links of interest, including our Neurolinguistics Lab at MSU, our Linguistics Student Organization (LSO), as well as my CV.