Dr 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 processes.
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.
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