Hey there :)
This is Zeynep Başgöze (or "Basgoze" without the beautiful Turkish letters)!
Welcome to my academic life that is covered with pride, tears, resistance, courage, persistence, patience, success, and happiness.
I graduated from Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department. Then I told myself "Okay, I've learned great questions, but I now need some answers!" So, I started my masters in METU, Cognitive Sciences Department, and then got my PhD from the same department.
I taught cognitive psychology in Bilkent and Baskent Universities' Psychology Departments for a while. Although I love teaching, my unstoppable passion for research and learning more and more made me decide to change my path. Therefore, I started to work as a post-doctoral fellow in Emily Cooper's lab at Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, Dartmouth College . Our lab has recently moved to Berkeley, so I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Optometry, University of California Berkeley.
I am a research enthusiast, working on vision science and cognitive neuroscience. I'm specialized in designing both behavioral/psychophysical & fMRI experiments. I am particularly interested in binocular vision, visual adaptation, as well as brain plasticity, and emotion regulation impairments in psychiatric disorders, such as depression.
Apart from my scientific skills, I do ballet, I write poems (only in Turkish), and try to learn playing cello :)