Research

I am interested in visual cognition. Specifically, my research interests focus on individual differences in visual thinking, visual imagery, shape processing, memory errors, and emotion. My research includes studies with children, college students and members of different professions that involve group, individual, quantitative and qualitative assessment.

The on-going research involves eye-tracking studies (with both adult and children participants) exploring the imagination of missing information (i.e., mental filling-in and boundary extension) and memory errors. Besides, current studies focus on angular vs. curved shape processing, imagination in different languages, imagery development in childhood, aphantasia and hyperphantasia, as well as relationships between individual differences in imagery and emotion.

In addition, I am doing research related to Human Library organization (this is my passion and I am involved in organization of these events at Sabanci University since 2012).