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. Using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, I investigate how different properties of the speech input engage the underlying neural architecture to produce successful comprehension.

The second major strand of my research is bilingualism. I am interested in understanding the cognitive and the neural consequences of the ability to speak two (or more) languages.

Research Focus







Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Tristan Bekinschtein

Olaf Hauk

William Marslen-Wilson

United Kingdom

Caroline Whiting Web: http://www.gla.ac.uk/

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Key publications

Olguin A, Cekic M, Bekinschtein TA, Katsos N, Bozic M (2019), “Bilingualism and language similarity modify the neural mechanisms of selective attention” Scientific Reports 9: 8204

Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M (2018), “Dual neurobiological systems underlying language evolution: Inferring the ancestral state” . Current Opinion in Behavioral Science 21, 176181

Whiting CM, Cowley RG, Bozic M (2017), “The role of semantic context in early morphological processing” Frontiers in Psychology 8:991

Bozic M, Fonteneau E, Su L, Marslen-Wilson WD (2015), “Grammatical analysis as a distributed neurobiological function ” Human Brain Mapping 36: 1190-1201

Fonteneau E, Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2015), “ Brain network connectivity during language comprehension: interacting linguistic and perceptual subsystems” Cerebral Cortex 25: 3962-3976

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, 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



Klimovich-Gray A, Bozic M (2019), “Domain-general and domain-specific computations in single word processing” NeuroImage 202


Olguin A, Bekinschtein TA, Bozic M (2018), “Neural encoding of attended continuous speech under different types of interference” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 30, 1606-1619


Klimovich-Gray A, Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2017), “Perceptual complexity and grammatical processing in left perisylvian cortex: Evidence from Russian” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 22, 1878-1896

Yang YH, Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M (2017), “Syntactic complexity and frequency in spoken language comprehension” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 29, 1-16


Carota F, Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2016), “Decompositional morphological complexity: Multivariate fMRI evidence from Italian.” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 22, 1878-1896

Leminen A, Lehtonen M, Bozic M, Clahsen H (2016), “Editorial: Morphologically Complex Words in the Mind/Brain. ” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:47


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


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