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Department of Psychology

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Mirjana Bozic

Dr Mirjana Bozic

University Lecturer

Fellow, King's College, Cambridge

Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 333 578

Biography:


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. I hold a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Cambridge and a degree in psychology from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

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, W.D., Bozic, M., & Tyler, L.K. (2014). Morphological systems in their neurobiological contexts. In M. Gazzaniga, (Ed) 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, 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(11), 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(3), 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(9), 1464-1475

Published abstracts

  • Bozic, M., Fonteneau, E., Tyler, L.K., Devereux, B., Buttery, P., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2011). Grammatical categories in the fronto-temporal language network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2011.207.00193
  • Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson. W.D. (2011). Cortical oscillations underlying morphological processing: an MEG/EEG study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2011.207.00194
  • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2009). Neuro-cognitive complexity of derivationally complex words. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21: SS1, Supplement
  • Bozic, M., Tyler,L.K., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2008). Differentiating lexical complexity in fronto-temporal language networks. NeuroImage, 41:385W Supplement
  • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., McGettigan,C., Randall, B., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D (2007). Morpho-phonological and lexical properties of spoken words and the fronto-temporal language network, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19: E65, Supplement
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., & Tyler, L.K. (2005). Derivational morphology and the LIFG: effects of productivity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16: E198, Supplement
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E.A., Davis, M.H., & Tyler, L.K. (2004). Involvement of Left Inferior Frontal Gyrus in processing derivationally complex words: an event-related fMRI study.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16: D77, Supplement

Invited talks

  • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Neurocognitive contexts for morphological complexity. Invited talk at the symposium ‘Current trends in psychology’ University of Novi Sad, Oct 2011
  • Bozic, M. Bihemispheric foundations for human speech comprehension. Invited talk at the Multidisciplinary Studies of Lexical Processing: A workshop for William Marslen-Wilson. Cambridge Jun 2011
  • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Neurocognitive contexts for morphological complexity: Dissociating inflection and derivation. Invited talk at 7th International Morphological Processing Conference, San Sebastian, Jun 2011
  • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Bi-hemispheric foundations for human speech comprehension. Invited talk at Department d’etudes cognitives, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, May 2010
  • Bozic, M., Tyler, L.K., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Neuro-cognitive complexity of derivationally complex words. Invited talk at Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, Mar 2009

Conference presentations

  • Bozic, M., Woolgar, A., Fonteneau, E., Whiting, C., Su, L., Wingfield, C., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Modulation of speech processing following item repetition. 18th Annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Beijing, Jun 2012
  • Woolgar, A., Bozic, M., Whiting, C., Fonteneau, E., Su, L., Wingfield, C., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. More repetitions or more items? The effects of repeating stimuli on MVPA for fMRI and E/MEG. 18th Annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Beijing, Jun 2012
  • Bozic, M., Fonteneau, E., Su, L., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D.  Computational processes in the fronto-temporal language network. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, Jan 2012
  • Fonteneau, E., Su, L., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D.  Phase synchrony network underlying morpho-syntactic processing: an MEG/EEG study. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, Jan 2012
  • Su, L., Fonteneau, E., Wingfield, C., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D.  Searchlight representational similarity analysis of complex morpho-lexical processes. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, Jan 2012
  • Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M. & Marslen-Wilson W.D. Oscillatory neuronal dynamics of morphological processing: a MEG/EEG study. 7th International Morphological Processing Conference, San Sebastian, Jun 2011
  • Szlachta, Z., Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W. Dissociating inflectional and derivational morphology: Evidence from Polish. 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, April 2011
  • Bozic, M., Su. L., Wingfield, C., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Characterizing lexical complexity computations in the fronto-temporal language network. Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, Nov 2010
  • Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M. & Marslen-Wilson, W. Inflectional and phrasal interactions with lexical processes: An MEG/EEG study. Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, Nov 2010
  • Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M., Su, L., Wingfield, C., Randall, B., & Marslen-Wilson, W. D. Spatiotemporal dynamics of morphological processing: an MEG/EEG investigation. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, Nov 2010
  • Boudelaa, S., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Neuro-cognitive complexity of Semitic morphology: an fMRI investigation of derivational morphology in Arabic. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, Nov 2010
  • Szlachta, Z., Jelowicka, A., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Neuroimaging approach to processing lexical complexity in Polish. 41st Poznan Linguistic Meeting. Sept 2010
  • Su, L., Wingfield, C., Bozic, M., Fonteneau, E., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., & Kriegeskorte, N. A multimodal approach to Representational Similarity Analysis. 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Barcelona, Jun 2010
  • Bozic, M., Su. L., Wingfield, C. & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Characterizing lexical complexity computations in the fronto-temporal language network. 17th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Montreal, Apr 2010
  • Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M., Randall, B. & Marslen-Wilson, W. Spatiotemporal dynamics of morphological processing: an MEG/EEG investigation. 17th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, Apr 2010
  • Szlachta, Z., Jelowicka, A., Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Processing lexical complexity in Polish: Behavioural and neuroimaging evidence. 17th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Montreal, Apr 2010
  • Boudelaa, S., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Engaging fronto-temporal brain systems with derivational morphemes: An fMRI study of Arabic. 17th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, Apr 2010
  • Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M., Randall, B., Ford, M., Tyler, L. & Marslen-Wilson. W. D. Lexical complexity of spoken words: an MEG/EEG investigation. MEG & Language workshop Paris, Aug 2009
  • Bozic, M., Tyler,L.K., Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Neuro-cognitive systems supporting derivational morphology. Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Cambridge, Sept 2008
  • Bozic, M., Tyler,L.K., Marslen-Wilson, W.D. Hemispheric laterality and derivational morphology. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Liverpool, Jul 2008
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E.A., Davis, M.H., Tyler, L.K. Differentiating morphology, form and meaning: Neural correlates of morphological complexity. Joint EPS/Psychonomic Society meeting, Edinburgh, Jul 2007
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Tyler, L.K. Derivational morphology and the bilateral fronto-temporal language network. 5th Morphology workshop, Marseilles, Jun 2007
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E.A., Davis, M.H., Tyler, L.K. Neural correlates of morphological complexity. MRC Early Career Scientist Conference, London, Nov 2006
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E.A., Davis, M.H., Tyler, L.K. Differentiating morphology, form and meaning: Neural correlates of morphological complexity. Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Nijmegen, Aug 2006
  • Bozic, M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Randall, B., Tyler, L.K. Morphology, form, and meaning in the decomposition of complex word-forms: An incremental masked priming study. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, Jan 2005