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

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

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

  • Exploring Network Interactions During Aesthetic Experiences

    How does the brain support aesthetic experiences with visual stimuli such as artwork, landscapes, architecture, dance or movies? Finding a painting to be aesthetically moving involves a change away from the typical behavior ...

  • 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 ...