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Nazbanou Nozari, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Interests: Language production, Executive control, Aphasia



  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran) (2005)
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) (Illinois) (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Hanley, R.J., Cortis, C., Budd, M.J., & Nozari, N. (2016). Did I say dog or cat? A study of semantic error detection and correction in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 36-47.

Breining, B., Nozari, N., & Rapp, B. (2015). Does segmental overlap help or hurt? Evidence from blocked cyclic naming in spoken and written production. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-7.

Nozari, N., Goksun, T., Thompson-Schill, S.L., & Chatterjee, A. (2015). Phonological similarity affects production of gestures, even in the absence of speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (1347). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01347

Nozari, N. & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2015). Left Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Processing of Words and Sentences. In G. Hickok & S.L. Small (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Language (pp. 569-588).Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Nozari, N., Arnold, J. E., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2014). The Effects of Anodal Stimulation of the Left Prefrontal Cortex on Sentence Production. Brain stimulation, 7(6), 784-792.

Dell, G. S., Nozari, N., & Oppenheim, G. M. (2014). Lexical access: Behavioral and computational considerations. In V. Ferreira, M. Goldrick, & M. Miozzo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Production (pp. 88-104). Oxford University Press.

Nozari, N., Woodard, K., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2014). Consequences of cathodal stimulation for behavior: when does it help and when does it hurt performance? PloS one, 9(1), e84338.

Nozari, N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2013). More attention when speaking: does it help or does it hurt? Evidence from tDCS. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2770-2780.

Nozari, N., & Dell, G.S. (2013). How damaged brains repeat words: A computational approach. Brain & Language. 126(3), 327-337.

Dell, G. S., Schwartz, M. F., Nozari, N., Faseyitan, O., & Branch Coslett, H. (2013). Voxel-based lesion-parameter mapping: Identifying the neural correlates of a computational model of word production. Cognition, 128(3), 380-396.

Nozari, N., & Dell, G. S. (2012). Feature migration in time: Reflection of selective attention on speech errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 38(4), 1084-1090.

Budd, M. J., Hanley, & J.R., Nozari, N. (2012). Evidence for a non-lexical influence on children's auditory repetition of familiar words. Journal of Psycholinguistic research, 41(4), 253-266.

Nozari, N., Dell, G.S., Schwartz, M.F. (2011). Is comprehension the basis for error detection? A conflict-based theory of error detection in speech production. Cognitive Psychology, 63(1), 1-33.

Nozari, N., Kittredge, A.K., Dell, G.S., Schwartz, M.F. (2010). Naming and repetition in aphasia: Steps, routes, and frequency effects. Journal of memory and Language, 63, 541-559.

Nozari, N., Ferri, C.P., Farin, F., Noroozian, M., Salehi, M., Seyedian, M., & Prince, M. (2009). Validation of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group's 10/66 Dementia diagnosis in Iran. International Psychogeriatrics,21(3), 604-605.

Nozari, N., & Dell, G.S., (2009). More on lexical bias: how efficient can a "lexical editor" be? Journal of Memory and Language, 60, 291-307.

Nozari, N., & Tahmasebi M. (2007). Thromboembolism and Its Particular Importance in Orthopedics. Tehran University Journal of Orthopedics, 22,12-7. [article in Persian]

Behzadi, A., Nozari, N., Ekhtiari, H. (2006). Reasoning, Induction and Language; Literature Review and the Practical Methods of Assessment. Iranian Journal of Cognitive Science, 4, 24-29. [article in Persian]

Nozari, N., Dell, G.S., Schneck, K., & Gordon, B. (2015). Implementation of selective attention in sequential word production. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1745-1750). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Akhavan, N., Nozari, N., & Goksun, T. (2015). Motion event expressions in language and gesture: Evidence from Persian. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 60-65). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Nozari, N. (2014). Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to study and treat aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00008.

Nozari, N. (2014). Using Transcranial tDCS to test cognitive hypotheses. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00009

Nozari, N., Mirman, D., Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2014). The role of the left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in online sentence processing. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00012

Middleton, E., Schwartz, M.F., Graziano, K., Brown, D., & Nozari, N. (2014) A Paradigm for Investigating Executive Control Mechanisms in Word Retrieval in Language-Impaired and Neurotypical Speakers. Frontiers in Psychology.doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00066

Schwartz, M.F., Middleton, E., Nozari, N., Brecher, A., Gagliardi, M., Garvey, K. (2014). Learning from your mistakes: The functional value of spontaneous error monitoring in aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology.doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00070

Nozari, N., Woodard, K., & Thompson-Schill, S. (2013). Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Facilitatory, inhibitory, or both? Journal of cognitive neuroscience, (pp. 174-174). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Nozari, N., & Schwartz, M. (2012). Fluency of Speech Depends on Executive Abilities: Evidence for Two Levels of Conflict in Speech Production. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 183-184.

Nozari, N., Dell, G., & Schwartz, M. (2012).Who Are the Lexical-routers? An Investigation into the Nature of Word Repetition in Aphasia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 104-105.

Nozari, N. & Dell, G.S. (2011). Selective attention and speech errors: feature migration in time. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1370-1375). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Dell, G. S., Nozari, N., Kittredge, A.K., & Schwartz, M. F. (2009). Theoretical perspectives on impairments in spoken language processing. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Cognitive Science Society.

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