Main research areas
- Neural correlates of aesthetic experience
- Visual perception
- Neuroimaging methods
- Automatized actions
Master of Science (Master of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience) Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
Exchange semester at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Bilkent University, Ankara
Milli Piyango High School, Bursa, Turkey
PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Research Assistant, Institute of Medical Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
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
DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Master Scholarship
Bilkent University, Ankara, Comprehensive Scholarship
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 ...