Main research areas
- Neural correlates of aesthetic experience
- Visual perception
- Neuroimaging methods
- Automatized actions
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
since 2016 PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
2015-2016 Research Assistant, Institute of Medical Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
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
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
- Exploring Network Interactions During Aesthetic Experiences
How does the brain support aesthetic experiences with visual stimuli such as artwork, landscapes, architecture or dance? Recent work in our group suggests that finding a painting to be aesthetically moving involves a change away from the typical ...
- Aesthetic Appreciation Across Multiple Visual Domains
Individuals can be aesthetically engaged by objects from widely different visual aesthetic domains, such as paintings, mountain vistas, or buildings. The goal of this project is to understand whether aesthetic appreciation of different visual domains ...