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

At the Cambridge Centre for FTD, under the supervision of Prof James Rowe I work in dementia biomarker research. The projects I work in are Cam-CAN Frail, New Therapeutics in Alzheimer's disease (NTAD), Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Project (DFP) and the MIND-MAPS study.

Through my postdoctoral projects I am aiming to develop early neurophysiological biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease that predict cognitive decline in individuals who are at risk of developing the disease and help better stratify prodromal Alzheimer’s disease patients from the healthy, as well as from individuals with subjective memory complaints and mild cognitive impairment. Development of non-invasive early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease would help test the effectiveness and sensitivity of experimental medicine, and fast turnover of clinical trials.

Please see my website for detailed descriptions of my research.

Research Focus

Keywords

ageing

Alzheimer's

neuroimaging

MEG

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

Rik Henson

Su Li

David Nesbitt

James Rowe

United Kingdom

Simon Lovestone Web: https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/team/si...

Kia Nobre Web: https://www.ohba.ox.ac.uk/team/ki...

Andrew Quinn Web: https://www.ohba.ox.ac.uk/team/an...

Ashwin Venkataraman Web: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/...

Mark Woolrich Web: https://www.ohba.ox.ac.uk/team/ma...

International

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

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

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

Associated News Items


Publications

2018

Klimovich-Gray A, Tyler LK, Randall B, Kocagoncu E, Devereux B, Marslen-Wilson, WD (2018), “Balancing prediction and sensory input in speech comprehension: The spatiotemporal dynamics of word-recognition in context” Journal of Neuroscience 3573-17

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