Ayse Ilkay Isik

 

Main research areas

  • Neural correlates of aesthetic experience
  • Visual perception
  • Neuroimaging methods
  • Automatized actions

 

Vita

Academic Education

2013-2015

Master of Science (Master of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience) Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

2012

Exchange semester at Maastricht University, The Netherlands

2008-2013

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Bilkent University, Ankara

2004-2008

Milli Piyango High School, Bursa, Turkey

 

Career

since 2016

PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

2015-2016

Research Assistant, Institute of Medical Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Publications

Publications

Isik, A. I., & Vessel, E. A. (2019). Continuous ratings of movie watching reveal idiosyncratic dynamics of aesthetic enjoyment. PLOS ONE14(10). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223896

Vessel, E.A.,  Isik, A.I., Belfi, A.M.,  Stahl, J.L., and  Starr, G.G. (2019) The default-mode network represents aesthetic appeal that generalizes across visual domains. PNAS, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1902650116

Belfi, A. M., Vessel, E. A., Brielmann, A., Isik, A. I., Chatterjee, A., Leder, H., Pelli, D. G., Starr, G. G. (2019). Dynamics of aesthetic experience are reflected in the default-mode network. NeuroImage, 188, 584–597. http://doi.org/10.1016/J.NEUROIMAGE.2018.12.017

Esteban O, Markiewicz CJ, Blair RW, Moodie CA, Isik A.I, Erramuzpe A, Kent JD, Goncalves M, DuPre E, Snyder M, Oya H, Ghosh SS, Wright J, Durnez J, Poldrack RA, Gorgolewski KJ.(2018) fMRIPrep: a robust preprocessing pipeline for functional MRI. Nature Methods 1–20. 10.1038/s41592-018-0235-4

Isik A.I., Naumer M.J., Kaiser J., Buschenlange C., Wiesmann S., Czoschke S., et al (2017). Automatized smoking-related action schemata are reflected by reduced fMRI activity in sensorimotor brain regions of smokers. NeuroImage Clin 15: 753-760.

 

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

2019OHBM Hackathon Travel Award, Rome
2016Tuition waiver for the Summer School in Cognitive Science “Cognition, Art, and Culture”, University of Vienna

2013-2015

DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Master Scholarship

2008-2013

Bilkent University, Ankara, Comprehensive Scholarship

2008-2013

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Grant to Support Scientists at Undergraduate Level

Projects