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Mirjana Bozic 


I am a cognitive neuroscientist who studies language. I am University Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies for Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at King's College, Cambridge.

I hold a degree in Psychology from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and MPhil and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. After my PhD I was a Career Development Fellow at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, before taking my position as a University Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. 



Jacqueline Phelps 


My research focuses on how the neural mechanisms of selective attention are affected by bilingualism, especially in childhood. I use a combination of EEG and behavioural selective attention tasks to analyse bilingual and monolingual children’s neural and behavioural reactions, and compare these to adult patterns of responses. 

I hold MSc in Child Development from UCL





James Scott



My research interests are centred around how the capacity for language evolved. This question requires a fairly interdisciplinary approach, invoking Palaeolithic archaeology; the fossil record; the cognitive science of language in modern humans; primatology; and consciousness research.

I have a degree in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and MPhil in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.  





Julia Schwarz


My main research interests lie in language processing (visual and auditory) and language disorders. My PhD research focuses on the use of sub-lexical information (e.g. phonological, prosodic, and morphological) when hearing and reading words, and how individuals differ in using these types of linguistic cues.

I hold a B.A. from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. I am also a member of the University of Cambridge Phonetics Lab






Max Nugent 


My research interests revolve around language processing and perception. Currently I am undertaking a project investigating ways of aligning EEG data with the semantic information in spoken sentences.

I have a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex.





Xuanci Zheng


My research interests are in language processing combined with computer science. My MPhil research focuses on using natural language processing algorithms to reveal how syntactic and semantic information is encoded in bilingual speakers.

I have a B.A. in Computer Science from Tongji University.






Recent lab alumini:

Andrea Olguin - PhD student

Lorna Garcia-Penton - Postdoctoral Researcher

Ana Klimovich-Gray - Postdoctoral Researcher

Christina Makri - MPhil student