Principle Investigators

 

Katja Doerschner, Allgemein Psychologie, JLU, Preisträgerin des Sofja Kovalevskaja-Preises 2014, verliehen von der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Foto: Bilkent University / Burat TokcanHBphoto                                                              

                                                                                                                                  

 

                                                                                              

 

Hüseyin Boyacı, Ph.D.                                                                                                                     Katja Doerschner, Ph.D.
  • Updated CV                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Updated CV  Email: hboyaci[at]bilkent.edu.tr                                                                                                                                                            Email: katja[at]bilkent.edu.tr
  • Website: hboyaci.bilkent.edu.tr                                                                                                                                                             Website: katja.bilkent.edu.tr

Ph.D. Students

 

bmuBuse Merve Ürgen

Buse Merve Ürgen is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Bilkent University, Turkey in 2011 and her MSc. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL), UK in 2012. Her primary research interest is to understand how visual perception is shaped by prior knowledge and expectations using psychophysics, computational modeling and fMRI.

Email: buseurgen[at]gmail.com

Merve Kınıklıoğlu

Merve Kınıklıoğlu is currently a Ph.D. student in Psychology Program at Bilkent University. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from TOBB University of Economics and Technology in August 2018. She is also a teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology, Bilkent University.

Email: mervekiniklioglu[at]gmail.com


Master’s Students

 

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Batuhan Erkat

Batuhan Erkat is currently a MSc student in Neuroscience program at Bilkent University and teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, and Business Administration from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2016. Main fields he is interested in are visual and decision processes.

Email: batuhan.erkat[at]bilkent.edu.tr

beyzaBeyza Akkoyunlu

Beyza Akkoyunlu is currently a MSc student in Neuroscience program at Bilkent University and teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology from Ege University in 2017.

Email: beyzakkoyunlu[at]gmail.com

cem_benar_grayCem Benar

Cem Benar is currently a MSc student in Neuroscience at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He received his BSc degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science from Özyeğin University in Istanbul in 2016. He found that fMRI BOLD is nonlinear and time-variant depending on spatial locations and onset time differences of two stimuli. He is currently investigating the lowest latency difference, which fMRI BOLD signal is sensitive in sub-TR level by using Granger causality and by presenting two equivalent stimuli whose onset time differences are at the millisecond level. He is also a teaching assistant in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University.

                                     Email: cem.benar[at]gmail.com

Cemre_grayCemre Yılmaz

Cemre Yılmaz is currently a M.Sc. student in Neuroscience Graduate Program, Bilkent University. She received her B.Sc. degree from Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Middle East Technical University in 2015. She is investigating the modulation effect of emotions on functional activity of human visual area by using population receptive field estimation method via fMRI. She is also a teaching assistant in Department of Psychology and Department of MBG at Bilkent University.

Email: cemre.topcu[at]bilkent.edu.tr

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Dilara Erişen

Dilara Erişen received her B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Middle East Technical University. She is currently a M.Sc. student in Neuroscience program at Bilkent University.

Email: dilara.erisen[at]bilkent.edu.tr

 

ea_grayscaleEcem Altan

Ecem Altan is currently an M.A. student in Psychology Program at Bilkent University. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Çankaya University in June 2016. Her research interest is in the area of human visual perception using psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging methodologies.

Email: ecem.altan[at]bilkent.edu.tr

ge_grayscaleGörkem Er 

Gorkem Er received his Bachelor degree in Psychology at Koc University in 2014. He then moved to University of Sussex for his Cognitive Neuroscience MSc, where he worked on the timing mechanism underlying asynchronously received multisensory inputs, using psychophysics. He is currently enrolled in Neuroscience Master program at Bilkent University, working on neural correlates of motion perception of different types of optic flow, using functional magnetic resonance imaging technique (fMRI).

Email: gorkemerr[at]gmail.com

hosein_gsHossein Mehrzadfar

Hossein Mehrzadfar is currently a M.Sc. student in Neuroscience program at Bilkent University, Turkey. He received his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. He is interested in Visual Neuroscience and specially in Material/Motion Perception.He is also a teaching assistant in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University.

Email: h.mehrzadfar[at]bilkent.edu.tr

ilaydaİlayda Nazlı

İlayda Nazlı is currently a M.A. student in Psychology Program at Bilkent University. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Middle East Technical University in June 2017. She is also a teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology, Bilkent University.

Email: ilaydanazli[at]gmail.com

Aslı Gül Kurt

Aslı Gül Kurt is currently an M.Sc. student in Neuroscience  program at Bilkent University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Bilkent University. Her research interest is size and contrast’s role on center-surround interactions in visual cortex.

Email: gul.kurt@bilkent.edu.tr

Berhan Faruk Akgür

Berhan Faruk Akgür received his B.A. degree at Bilkent University Psychology department in 2017. He is currently enrolled in Neuroscience MSc. program at Bilkent University. His research interest focuses on inhibitory-excitatory center & surround receptive fields using fMRI.

Email: berhanakgur@hotmail.com


Undergraduate Students

 

banuerdemBanu Erdem

Banu Erdem is a senior undergraduate student, majoring psychology and minoring philosophy at Bilkent University. She is currently working on her Senior Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Huseyin Boyaci.

Email: banu.erdem[at]ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Bora Ergün

Bora Ergün is an undergraduate student, majoring in psychology and minoring in molecular biology and genetics. He is currently working on his senior thesis under the supervision of Dr. Hüseyin Boyacı.

E-mail: bora.ergun@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Arash Ashrafnejad

Arash Ashrafnejad is currently a senior undergraduate student in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at Bilkent University. His research interests include visual neuroscience and machine learning and are currently focused on finding a novel simulation test for goodness of population receptive field estimates. He is also a teaching assistant in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

                                    Email: arash.ashrafnejad[at]gmail.com

Zeynep Soysal

Zeynep Soysal is a senior undergraduate student, majoring psychology at Bilkent University. She is currently working on her senior thesis under the supervision of Dr. Hüseyin Boyacı.

E-mail: zeynep.soysal@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

yarenkocaYaren Koca

Yaren Koca is a senior undergraduate student studying Psychology at Bilkent University. Her research interests are vision perception and visual attention. She is currently working on her Senior Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Huseyin Boyaci.

Email: yaren.koca@ug.bilkent.edu.tr


Alumni

Zahide Pamir (2017) – currently Post-doc at Harvard Medical School

Pinar Demirayak (2018) – currently Post-doc at University of Alabama

Ömer Faruk Gülban – currently Ph.D. student at Maastricht University

Ayşe İlkay Işık – currently Ph.D. student at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Can Oluk – currently Ph.D. student at The University of Texas at Austin