Ms Ece Kocagoncu
http://www.ecekocagoncu.com (personal home page)
I am interested in how memory is represented, organised and accessed in the brain, executive functions, and oscillatory and connectivity dynamics associated with these functions.
My PhD project, through three E/MEG experiments investigates the spaiotemporal network dynamics in the human brain as we access memory through speech.
My previous research projects include the investigations of 1) the cognitive changes across types of dementia and due to dialysis (supervised by Dr. Gulustu Salur and Prof. Rumeyza Kazancioglu); 2) transcranial electrical stimulation as a noninvasive alternative to drug resistant epilepsy (e.g. Rasmussen encephalitis) (supervised by Prof. Sacit Karamursel); 3) electrophysiological differences whilst processing written words that vary in concreteness (supervised by Prof. Sacit Karamursel); 4) remember and know processes in memory for music (supervised by Dr. Esra Mungan).
Please see my website for detailed descriptions of my research.
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Associated News Items
Kocagoncu, E, Clarke, A, Devereux, BJ, Tyler, LK (2017), “Decoding the cortical dynamics of sound-meaning mapping” J Neurosci 37(5):1312-1319
Tekturk, P, Tuna Erdogan, E, Kurt, A, Kocagoncu, E, Kucuk, Z, Kinay, D, Yapici, Z, Aksu, S, Baykan, B, Karamursel, S (2016), “Transcranial direct current stimulation improves seizure control in patients with Rasmussen encephalitis.” Epileptic Disord 18(1):58-66
Tekturk, P, Tuna Erdogan, E, Kurt, A, Vanli Yavuz, EN, Ekizoglu, E, Kocagoncu, E, Kucuk, Z, Aksu, S, Bebek, N, Yapici, Z, Gurses, C, Gokyigit, A, Baykan, B, Karamursel, S (2016), “The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on seizure frequency of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis” Clin Neurol Neurosurg 149:27-32