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                                                                                                                                     Katja Doerschner

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

 

zpZahide Pamir 

Zahide Pamir is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University. She received her MSc. degree in the Cognitive Science Program of Informatics Institute from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2014 and her B.A. degree from Bilkent University in the Department of Psychology in June 2011. Her research mainly focuses on human visual perception using psychophysical and fMRI methodologies.

Email: zahide.pamir[at]bilkent.edu.tr

bmuBuse Merve Ürgen

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

Email: buseurgen[at]gmail.com

pinar_dem_grayPınar Demirayak

Pınar Demirayak received her B.A. degree from the department of Psychology at Bilkent University, Ankara in 2010. Then she received her MSc. degree from Clinical Neurosciences department at Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir in 2012. She is currently PhD candidate in Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University with scholarship from TÜBİTAK BİDEB. She is a research assistant in the same department. Her research interests cover cognitive neuroscience approach to understand brain mechanisms in healthy individuals and patients with neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative disorders and human visual system by using psychophysical and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) techniques.

                                     Email: pinarboyaci[at]bilkent.edu.tr


Master’s Students

 

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Batuhan Erkat

Batuhan Erkat is currently an 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 an 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, Ankara. He received his BSc degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science from Özyeğin University, Istanbul in June 2016. He is currently investigating spatio-temporal dynamics of the fMRI BOLD signal. He is also a teaching assistant in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Email: cem.benar[at]gmail.com

Cemre_grayCemre Topçu

Cemre Topcu received her B.Sc. degree from Molecular Biology and Genetics, METU in 2015. She is currently a M.Sc. student in the Neuroscience Program at Bilkent University. She is also a teaching assistant in the Neuroscience program.

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

seyhun_grayFatma Seyhun Üstün

Fatma Seyhun Ustun is a research assistant and her research interests mainly focus on neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology to study brain mechanisms in relation to behavior in healthy individuals and patients. Ustun has received her B.A. degree from the department of Psychology at Bilkent University, Ankara in June 2013. She currently pursues her degree in Master of Neuroscience in Bilkent University.

Email: fseyhunustun[at]gmail.com

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

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İlayda 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

 


Undergraduate Students

 

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Benay Başkurt

Benay Başkurt is currently an B.A. student in the Department of Psychology at Bilkent University. Her research interest is in the area of human visual perception using psychophysical and physiological methodologies.

Email: benay.baskurt[at]ug.bilkent.edu.tr

idilmugeİdil Müge Heper

İdil Müge Heper is currently a B.A. student in the Department of Psychology at Bilkent University. She is currently working on her Senior Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Huseyin Boyaci.

Email: muge.heper[at]ug.bilkent.edu.tr


Pelin-2Pelin Kömürlüoğlu

Pelin Kömürlüoğlu is currently a senior year B.A. student, majoring Psychology. Her research interests include visual and auditory perception, and the perceptual experiences of people with autism.

Email: pelin.komurluoglu[at]ug.bilkent.edu.tr

 

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Sabina Mahdipoor

Sabina Mahdipoor is currently a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Bilkent University.

Email: sabina_m75[at]yahoo.com

 

 


Alumni

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