Dr. R. Muralikrishnan

Research Interests

  • Cross-linguistic ERP studies on sentence processing
  • Animacy
  • Word-order
  • Dative subjects
  • Aesthetics of typefaces

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Vita

Academic Education

2011PhD (Neurolinguistics), Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany; Institute of Neurolinguistics, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany
2007Master of Science, Language Science and Technology (Psycholinguistics), Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
2000Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Madras, India

Professional Experience

Since 10/2014Scientific Programmer, Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013-2014Post-Doc, Department of Neuropsychology, Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
2011-2013Post-Doc, Neuroscience of Language Lab, New York University in Abu Dhabi, UAE
2005-2006Research Assistant in the CoSy (Cognitive Systems) project, German Research Centre for AI, Saarbrücken, Germany
2000-2005Senior Software Engineer (Telecom), Alcatel Development Center, Madras, India

Publications

Muralikrishnan, R., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2015). Animacy-based predictions in language comprehension are robust: contextual cues modulate but do not nullify them. Brain Research, 1608, 108-137.  doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2014.11.046

Muralikrishnan, R. (2011). An electrophysiological investigation of Tamil dative-subject constructions. Max Planck Institute Series for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences 132, ISBN 978-3-941504-16-5, Leipzig.  PDF

Muralikrishnan, R. (2007). The influence of Word-order and Animacy in processing transitive sentences: Neurophysiological evidence from Tamil. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Saarland University, Saarbrücken.

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Projects

  • ERP and behavioural studies on the processing of word-order based partial verb agreement in Arabic (Adults). In collaboration with Dr. Ali Idrissi at Qatar University.
  • ERP study on the processing of subject-object ambiguity in simple SVO and OVS sentences involving one each of a masculine and feminine argument in German (7-8 year-old children). In collaboration with Dr. Jens Brauer at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.
  • ERP study on the learning of non-adjacent dependencies in a foreign language (7-8 year-old children). In collaboration with Dr. Jens Brauer at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.