Hey there :)
I graduated from Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department. Then I asked 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 made me decide to change my path, so I worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, Dartmouth College for a while. Currently I work as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Optometry, University of California Berkeley.
I am a research enthusiast, working on cognitive neuroscience and vision science. I'm specialized in designing both behavioral & fMRI experiments. I am particularly interested in emotion regulation impairments in psychiatric disorders, such as depression; and lately I have been mostly working on brain plasticity through understanding the mechanisms behind binocular vision.
Apart from my scientific skills, I do ballet, I write poems, and try to learn playing cello :)
• METU Best MSc Thesis of Informatics Institute Award (2010)
• Turkish Psychopharmachology Association Poster award (2nd Place): 2007: 'Volumetric morphology analysis of compartments of the anterior cingulate cortex in major depressive disorder'
• Graduated in the 2nd place from Philosophy Department,
Boğaziçi University (2005)
Başgöze, Z, Mackey A.P, and Cooper, E.A. Plasticity and Adaptation in Adult Binocular Vision. Current Biology, in press.
Başgöze, Z., Gönül, A. S., Başkak B. , Gökçay, D. (2015). Valence-based Word-Face Stroop task reveals differential emotional interference in patients with major depression, Psychiatry Research, 229(3), 960-7.
Musgrove, D. R., Eberly, L. E., Klimes-Dougan, B., Başgöze, Z., Thomas, K. M., Mueller, B. A., Houri, A., Lim, K. O., Cullen, K. R. (2015). Impaired Bottom-Up Effective Connectivity Between Amygdala and Subgenual Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Unmedicated Adolescents with Major Depression: Results from a Dynamic Causal Modeling Analysis, Brain Connectivity, 5(10), 608-19.
Başgöze, Z., Cullen, K., Gokcay, D. (2014). Cognitive and emotional components of emotional conflict resolution: an fMRI study. Journal of Istanbul Medical School. Vol: 77, Supplement 1.
Başgöze, Z., & Inam, A. (2011). Epilogue: A Philosophical Perspective on Incorporating Emotions in Human Computer Interaction. In D. Gokcay, & G. Yildirim, Affective Computing and Interaction: Psychological, Cognitive and Neuroscientific Perspectives (pp. 359-363). New York: Information Science Reference.
Basgöze Z and Gökçay D (2008). Measuring the Emotional Conflict with a Word-Face Stroop Task. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: 10th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience.
UC Berkeley School of Optometry
Dartmouth Computational Vision Group
Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College (2017-2018)
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Başkent University Psychology Department
(2015 - 2017)
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Lab, METU Informatics Institute, Medical Informatics
(2006 - 2015)
(Brain Research and Application Center), Ankara University (2009-2012)
• Neuroimaging certificate by Bilkent UMRAM (National Magnetic Resonance Research Center) (2010)
• Neurocognitive tests in psychiatry certificate by 2nd National Congress on Psychopharmacology board (2007)
• Radio courses certificate by METU Radio Society
• Copywriting certificate by Boğaziçi University, English Language and Literature Department (2005)
•Art Certificate (Ballet & Photography) by Boğaziçi University, Fine Arts Department (2005)