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Ece Kocagoncu
Ece Kocagoncu

PhD student

E-mail address: ece@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 766 451
Fax: +44 (0)1223 766 452
Address: Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB UK


Research Interests

I received my B.A. in Psychology from the Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Following that I completed my M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the Istanbul University. My Masters project was on the electrophysiological differences in processing of concrete and abstract verbs.

Prior to joining the CSLB I worked as a research assistant at the Mind and Matter Interactions Lab (MAKE Lab) at the Istanbul University where we ran two lines of projects. First project involved the processing of numerical representations in the brain through electroencephalography (EEG). In the second project we investigated the modulation of the number and intensity of epileptic seizures in patients diagnosed with Rasmussen encephalitis through transcranial direct current electrical stimulation (tDCS) treatments.

I am interested in how both concrete and abstract semantic knowledge are neurally represented and their organizing principles in the brain. At the CSLB I am using EEG and MEG to investigate how different types of low level perceptual variables and high level semantic variables are combined over time to activate conceptual representations in the brain.