About Us

The Embodiment, Psycholinguistics, Inner speech and Cognition (EPIC) Lab is based in Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

We use a wide range of methods including reaction times, fMRI, EEG/ERP, neurostimulation, 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.  You are welcome to visit our Research page to learn more!

Our research is not possible without generous support from our funders:


Thank you and all the very best Ryan!

This week is the last week Ryan is with us. He has now moved on to a Teaching Associate (20% Research) post at the University of Sheffield. Many congratulations! Ryan joined us more than two years ago to work on several projects funded by the ESRC, Bial Foundation and the British Academy. It was not […]

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EPiC lab welcomes new PhD student

Tslil Ofir has joined us to start her PhD project on how language meaning and syntax may be embodied in the experience of language forms among bilinguals. She completed a BA in Psychology (honours program, 1st class/with distinction) at Bar-Ilan University, during which she worked as a research assistant and conducted a sub-research examining the […]

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EPiC lab welcomes new member!

Ryan Horsfall, who did his BSc and PhD at the University of Liverpool, has just joined us. He will work on several projects looking at the EEG correlates of inner speech across a range of tasks. He is a bit of a MatLab wizard and is very experienced in EEG and fMRI. PS: he is […]

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EPiC lab receives new funding to study inner speech

We’ve recently received new funding from Bial Foundation and the British Academy to work on the neural mechanisms underlying inner speech processing in silent reading. We will start hiring soon for an RA post starting from September 2019. Experience in EEG and MatLab is essential. Stay tuned!

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