Dr Mirjana Bozic

Mirjana Bozic

University position


Dr Mirjana Bozic is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Psychology



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Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


I study language as a cognitive and a neural system. My research focuses on the neural mechanisms that support spoken language comprehension, and the structure of the underlying lexical representations. Using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, I investigate how different properties of the speech input engage the underlying neural architecture to produce successful comprehension.

Research Focus






Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


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Key publications

Bozic M, Fonteneau E, Su L, Marslen-Wilson WD (2014), “Grammatical analysis as a distributed neurobiological function ” Human Brain Mapping doi: 10.1002/hbm.22696

Fonteneau E, Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2014), “ Brain network connectivity during language comprehension: interacting linguistic and perceptual subsystems” Cerebral Cortex doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu283

Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M, Tyler LK (2014), “Morphological systems in their neurobiological contexts ” In M. Gazzaniga, (Ed) The Cognitive Neurosciences, 5th Edition, MIT Press

Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2013), “Neurocognitive mechanisms for processing inflectional and derivational complexity in English” Psihologija 46: 437-452

Bozic M, Szlachta Z, Marslen-Wilson WD (2013), “Cross-linguistic parallels in processing derivational morphology: evidence from Polish.” Brain Lang 127(3):533-8 Details

Bozic M, Tyler LK, Su L, Wingfield C, Marslen-Wilson WD (2013), “Neurobiological systems for lexical representation and analysis in english.” J Cogn Neurosci 25(10):1678-91 Details

Szlachta Z, Bozic M, Jelowicka A, Marslen-Wilson WD (2012), “Neurocognitive dimensions of lexical complexity in Polish.” Brain Lang 121(3):219-25 Details

Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2010), “Left and right hemisphere contribution to processing of morphologically complex words” Language and Linguistic Compass 11, 1063-1073

Bozic M, Tyler LK, Ives DT, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson WD (2010), “Bihemispheric foundations for human speech comprehension.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(40):17439-44 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M, Randall B (2008), “Early decomposition in visual word recognition: Dissociating morphology, form, and meaning.” Lang Cogn Process 23(3):394-421 Details

Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA, Davis MH, Tyler LK (2007), “Differentiating morphology, form, and meaning: neural correlates of morphological complexity.” J Cogn Neurosci 19(9):1464-75 Details