Dr Ece Kocagoncu


University position

Research Associate

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Email

ek390@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.ecekocagoncu.com (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in how memory is represented, organised and accessed in the brain, executive functions, and oscillatory and connectivity dynamics associated with these processes.

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Currently I am working as a Reseach Associate with Professor James B. Rowe in a multi-site project aiming to develop neuroimaging biomarkers for early detection of preclinical Alzheimer's disease and improve efficacy of future clinical trials.

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Professor Lorraine K. Tyler and Dr. Alex Clarke. My research, through three E/MEG experiments, investigated the spaiotemporal network dynamics in the human brain as we access memory through speech, and the contribution of prior semantic and syntactic information to the access to memory.

Please see my website for detailed descriptions of my research.

Results of my ssRSA analysis which tested theoretical models of phonological, semantic competition and access to lexical semantics over time.
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Research Focus

Keywords

memory

language

neuroimaging

executive functions

neuropsychology

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Amnesia

Anomia

Aphasia

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Epilepsy

Language disorders

Equipment

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MEG

Neuropsychological testing

TES

TMS

Collaborators

Cambridge

Alex Clarke

Barry Devereux

David Nesbitt

James Rowe

Lorraine K. Tyler

United Kingdom

Elisa Carrus Web: https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/...

International

Sacit Karamursel Web: http://www3.istanbul.edu.tr/itf/fiz...

Rumeyza Kazancioglu Web: https://www.researchgate.net/profile...

Adnan Kurt Web: http://www3.istanbul.edu.tr/itf/fiz...

Esra Mungan Web: http://www.psychology.boun.edu.tr/EsraMungan

Gulustu Salur Web: http://yaslihaklaridernegi.org/en/

Ezgi Tuna Erdogan Web: http://www3.istanbul.edu.tr/itf/fiz...

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2017

    Kocagoncu, E, Clarke, A, Devereux, BJ, Tyler, LK (2017), “Decoding the cortical dynamics of sound-meaning mapping” J Neurosci 37(5):1312-1319

    2016

    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