Ms Ece Kocagoncu

Ece Kocagoncu

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Lorraine K. Tyler

Departments

Department of Psychology

Email

ek390@cam.ac.uk

Home page

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

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational 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 functions.

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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.

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

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...

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    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