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Dr Mirjana Bozic

Dr  Mirjana Bozic

University Lecturer

Fellow and Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, King's College, Cambridge

Mirjana Bozic is accepting applications for PhD students.

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 (3)33578

Research Interests

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.


  • speech comprehension
  • brain imaging
  • bilingualism
  • neurobiology of language

Key Publications

    • Whiting CM, Cowley RG, Bozic M (2017). The role of semantic context in early morphological processing. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:991
    • Yang YH, Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M (2017). Syntactic complexity and frequency in spoken language comprehension. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 29, 1-16.
    • 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. 29, 382-39
    • 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, 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 (2014). Brain network connectivity during language comprehension: Interacting linguistic and perceptual subsystems, Cerebral Cortex. 25, 3962-3976.
    • Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Bozic, M., & Tyler, L.K. (2014). Morphological systems in their neurobiological contexts. In M. Gazzaniga & G. Mangun (Eds) The Cogitive neurosciences, 5th Edition, MIT Press
    • Bozic, M., Szlachta, Z., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2013). Cross-linguistic parallels in processing derivational morphology: Evidence from Polish. Brain & Language, 127, 533-538.
    • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., Wingfield, C., Su, L., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2013). Neurobiological systems for lexical representation and analysis in English. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(10), 1678-1691.
    • Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2013). Neurocognitive mechanisms for processing inflectional and derivational complexity in English. Psihologija, 46, 437-452
    • Szlachta, Z., Bozic, M., Jelowicka, A. & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2012). Neurocognitive dimensions of lexical complexity in Polish. Brain and Language, 121, 219-225
    • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., Ives, D.T., Randall, B. & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2010). Bihemispheric foundations for human speech comprehension, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 17439-17444.
    • Bozic, M. & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2010). Neurocognitive contexts for morphological complexity: dissociating inflection and derivation. Language and Linguistics Compass, 4, 1063-1073.
    • Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Bozic, M. & Randall, B (2008). Early decomposition in visual word recognition: dissociating morphology, form, and meaning. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23, 394-421
    • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E.A., Davis, M.H. & Tyler, L.K. (2007). Differentiating morphology, form and meaning: neural correlates of morphological complexity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1464-1475