Research Assistants

Nazlican Goksu


I graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of Ankara University. I’m strongly interested in neuroscience, machine learning, and cognitive science; where I am working at the intersection of these fields at the CNVP Lab. My current projecct involves calssification of specific problem solving related regions in the brain using EEG.


Ali Uslu

ali-uslu-photoI graduated from Boston University in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics and Philosophy. I am interested in finance, medical technology and machine learning, having assisted in publications about these subjects.





Dilara Deniz Türk

(Currently a PhD student at the Goethe University Frankfurt)

WhatsApp-Image-2020-11-12-at-15.40.13-768x1024I got my bachelor degree from Yeditepe University Psychology Department in 2019. I am in my second year of Cognitive Science graduate program at Yeditepe University. During my undergraduate years, I tried different fields of psychology such as clinical, experimental and cognitive psychology. Now, my interests are generally focused on visual perception and visual attention mechanisms. Currently, I am working on a study about the effect of attachment styles on selective attention.

Alper Kaplan

(Currently a Research Engineer at Huawei)


Graduated from Yeditepe University, Computer Engineering in 2016. Currently, he is a research assistant and a master’s student at Cognitive Science program of Yeditepe University. He continues his studies by focusing on his thesis about machine-generated music. In addition to his academic studies, he works as a software developer in an e-commerce company. His interests consist of machine learning, machine-generated art/music, music theory, natural language processing, image processing. Also, he loves playing the guitar, writing, and lifting.


Cem Tabakçı

(Currently a PhD Candidate at Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt)

cemI completed a Cognitive Neuroscience (M.Sc.) degree at the Sapienza University of Rome, where I broadly focused on neuroimaging techniques, specifically advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging data analysis with the dynamic causal modelling and behavioral data analysis through psychophysics experiment. Previously, I finished my Psychology (B.A.) degree at Yeditepe University. I am currently assisting on a visual crowding experiment and it focuses on how a multi clustered environment affects our motion perception.


İdil Tatar

(Currently a Master’s student at the University of Bremen)

İdil.Tatar_I graduated from Yeditepe University, Psychology in 2019. I am currently a research assistant at Istanbul University Capa Medical Faculty in Physiology Laboratory on a project for Parkinson’s Disease: I assist electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, administer Neuropsychological Tests for Parkinson’s Disease since September 2019.

I am also working on a project with Dr. Funda Yıldırım on visual and auditory cues during sound localization. I am interested in cognitive and affective neuroscience: how particular movements and sounds elicit specific emotions, the role of dance and music in evolution of language, and neuroscience of movement therapy for patients with neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases.

In addition to my interests in the field, I write short essays on social and psychological issues, and dancing is an important of my life.

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