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 :)