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The Psychology Department at Bilkent University invites applicants for an open rank position;

Open-Rank Positions at the Department of Psychology, Bilkent University

Bilkent University invites tenure-track faculty applications (rank open) in the Department of Psychology. The universityÔÇÖs strategic plan includes an expansion of the psychology department. Accordingly, we seek applications from promising or established scholars in systems neuroscience, cognitive neur...Read More

EPFL Brain Mind Institute Symposium: Neural Implementation of Learning Models

Brain Mind Institute Symposium

Neural Implementation of Learning Models

16th- 17th November 2017
EPFL, Switzerland

Learning and decision making are essential to human behaviour. Technological and conceptual advances are now providing exciting new perspectives using multidisciplinary approaches such as EEG, fMRI and computational models to understand the process. We have invited world-leading experts to discuss the recent progress in our underst...Read More

Postdoctoral position in Saygin Lab: Ohio State University

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, The Ohio State University, Dept. of Psychology ÔÇô Saygin Lab. We seek an outstanding scientist with a recent Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, or related area, who has experience with neuroimaging methods (MRI, fMRI, DWI, and/or functional connectivity) and who is interested in any or all of the following: understanding the functional and structural architecture of the brain, how it develops in healthy individuals, and how it changes with disorders...Read More

Post-Doc in Doug Crawford's Visuomotor Neuroscience Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Visuomotor Neuroscience Available immediately in Doug CrawfordÔÇÖs Visuomotor Neuroscience lab, York University, Toronto, Canada .

Candidates are invited to apply for a post-doc position involving 1) cortical recordings in non-human primates engaged in head-unrestrained reaching, and/or 2) functional imaging / TMS studies of visually-guided reaching in humans. Key research topics include...Read More

PhD position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Spain)

Pre-doctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain). Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Sc...Read More

Bet├╝l Urganci Admitted to Cornell University PhD Program with Full Scholarship!

Bet├╝l Urganci, a graduate student of G├╝l G├╝naydin, has been admitted to Cornell's Ph.D. program on a full scholarship. Congratulations to Bet├╝l and good luck in the US!

Bilkent Students Receive Prestigious Undergraduate Project Grants (TUBITAK 2209-A)

─░pek ├ľzkaya, Ay├ža Ba┼č├ž─▒, and M. ┼×eyda Zayim have all received TUBITAK 2209-A undergraduate project grants for their research on developmental psychology!

─░pek's project is on The Effect of Social and Organizational Support on Mothers' Self-Efficacy and Life Satisfaction (Project Number: 1919B011603410, Advisor: Hande Ilgaz).

Ay├ža Ba┼č├ž─▒ and M. ┼×eyda Zayim's project is on The Effectiveness of Digital Apps in Promoting Spatial and Quantity Value Comparison...Read More

York Data Analytics and Visualization Summer School

Applications are now open for the York Data Analytics and Visualization (DAV) Summer School taking place on July 5 ÔÇô 7, 2017 at York University. Topics covered will include:

- Machine Learning
- Data Mining
- Signal Processing
- Computer Vision
- Geomatics Engineering
- Computer Graphics
- Virtual Human Modeling
- Serious Games
- Natural Language Processing
- Human Perception & Cognition
- Visualization & Des...Read More

ISBCS 2017 - The 4th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science First Call for Abstracts and Papers

The 4th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS 2017) will take place at Hacettepe University on 30th April this year. You are invited to submit abstracts and papers. The submission deadline is April 3, 2017.

The International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) invites research from all the fields that are connected to cognitive science. The individual disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Computer Science, Anthropology, Psy...Read More

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Vision Course: ÔÇťVision: A platform for linking circuits, perception and behaviorÔÇŁ

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories is currently seeking applications for a Summer Vision Course: ÔÇťVision: A platform for linking circuits, perception and behaviorÔÇŁ

Hosted by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
June 15 - 29, 2017

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

Course co-directed and organized by Andrew Huberman, Farran Briggs, and Onkar Dhande.
We have an amazing lineup of speakers for the 2017 course to add to an already terrific histor...Read More

Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS)

The Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School has started a worldwide initiative to train young brain researchers, from both developed and poor countries, in understanding and using the most advanced tools in brain research today. They do this in an idyllic location, without any pre-existing infrastructure, where students and instructors alike enjoy the adventure, work hard, and build a sophisticated research lab from scratch.

The main objective of TENSS is to provide ...Read More

Perspective and Memory, and Theory of Mind Development

Congratulations to Eda ├ľno─člu and Kerem Yal├ž─▒n, and Elif Solmaz who have received T├ťB─░TAK's most prestigious undergraduate award: B─░DEB 2209 - University Students Research Project Support Program. Two grants were awarded for the following projects:
(1) Perspective and Memory (Elif Solmaz)
(2) The Profile of Theory of Mind Development in Turkish Children and The Effect of Parenting
Attitudes on Children's Theory of Mind Development (Eda ├ľno─člu and Kere...Read More

H├╝seyin Boyac─▒ Wins Prestigious Award!

H├╝seyin Boyac─▒ has been awarded TUBITAK's most prestigious award: a 1001 research grant! The grant was awarded for his project entitled: "Cortical Correlates of the Contrast Perception Affected by Context-dependent Lightness".

Congratulations Prof. Boyac─▒!

Laith Al-Shawaf Wins German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Grant!

Congratulations to Laith Al-Shawaf who won a German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant to study: ÔÇťHealth Awareness and Diseases of Affluence: A Multi-Regional Survey (Germany, Jordan, Oman, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, and the UAE)ÔÇŁ, as well as: "Educational Reforms: Inclusiveness, Interdisciplinarity and Progress".


Our faculty member Asst. Prof. G├╝l G├╝naydin is among the scientists who have received this yearÔÇÖs Outstanding Young Scientist Awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (T├ťBA).

T├ťBA introduced the Program to Award Young Scientists (GEBIP) in 2001 to recognize and support young outstanding researchers working in the natural and social sciences, engineering and medicine.

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├ľ─črenmek Oyun, E─členmek ─░┼č Olur mu?

B├Âl├╝m├╝m├╝z ├Â─čretim ├╝yelerinden Yrd. Do├ž. Dr. Hande Ilgaz, 19-20 Kas─▒m
2016 tarihleri aras─▒nda d├╝zenlenecek olan 4. Yetenek ve Zeka Kongresi'nde "─░yi uygulamalar ve iyi projeler" kapsam─▒nda "├ľ─črenmek Oyun, E─členmek ─░┼č Olur mu?" konulu bir konu┼čma yapacakt─▒r. Konu┼čma 20 Kas─▒m pazar g├╝n├╝ 12:40-14:10 saatleri aras─▒nda ODT├ť K├╝lt├╝r ve Kongre Merkezi'nde ger├žekle┼čecektir.

Çocuklar ve Dijital Medya

Bilkent ├ťniversitesi Geli┼čim Psikolojisi Ara┼čt─▒rmalar─▒ Merkezi olarak hem ebeveynlerin ├Âzellikle merak ettikleri dijital medya ve ├žocuk geli┼čimi konusunda bilgi payla┼č─▒m─▒nda bulunmak, hem de sizlere ara┼čt─▒rmalar─▒m─▒zdan edindi─čimiz bilgileri aktarmak isteriz.

Bu ama├žla sizleri 5 Kas─▒m Cumartesi g├╝n├╝ saat 10:00ÔÇÖda yapaca─č─▒m─▒z etkinli─če davet ediyoruz.

Etkinlik Program─▒ a┼ča─č─▒da sunulmu┼čtur:

10:00-10:30: Tan─▒┼čma ve ─░kram<...Read More

York CVR-VISTA Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science. This year's program will be held June 5-9, 2017.

This year's summer school will be substantially expanded, as part of the VISTA initiative that will dramatically increase the number of faculty members and students engaging in vision research at York University in the coming years.

The program includes talks by CVR faculty membe...Read More

How do technological devices affect your memories?

Elif Cemre Solmaz and Cansu G├Âk├že will be presenting their research about how technological gadgets affect our memories of events at the Bilkent End of the Year Exhibition at Cer Modern Art Institute . They found that when the number of pictures in one's phone increased, they could remember more events from their past.

Bilkent Shines at the 19th National Turkish Psychology Conference

Congratulations to all of our graduate students, undergraduates, and alumni who presented at the 19th National Turkish Psychology Conference (19. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi). Special congratulations go to Bahar Bozb─▒y─▒k for giving an exhilarating oral presentation alongside our esteemed colleagues at Ko├ž, ODT├ť, Istanbul University and Ege University.
A detailed list of Bilkent presentations can be found below.

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New Academic Year

With the start of the 2016-2017 Academic Year, we are pleased to welcome you back to campus, or to welcome you for the first time. We hope that the freshmen will have a successful adjustment to university life, the sophomores and the juniors will triumph over any challenges, and the seniors will have a fulfilling last year. In addition, a special thanks to our faculty for their efforts and hard work that enhance the capabilities of the department. Welcome again and wish you all a great new acad...Read More


By Dr. Michael E. Rudd
Department of Physiology and Biophysics University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA 98195 USA

" Perceptual and cortical mechanisms of surface lightness representation "

I will describe some perceptual experiments designed to test current theories of lightness perception (the perception of the gray levels of achromatic material surfaces). The results challenge some leading lightness theories, but they are consistent...Read More


Dr Jaap Munneke

" The Many Faces of Attention "

In this talk I will present a series of research projects that tie in tightly with theories on visual attention, but which often go beyond the classic literature. In the first line of research I will explain how the presence of value in a visual display guides attention in the face of opposing task-goals. A second line of research will establish a direct link between attention and working memory process...Read More


Dr. Jan Drewes
PostDoctoral Research Fellow at: Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) Trento University

"Moments of Vision"

In our every day life, we are exposed to a continuous stream of visual input. In order to process this, our perceptual systems must create discrete objects and events out of this continuous flow of sensory information. I will illustrate mechanisms that package the sensory flow into discreet moments, and show examples from my own...Read More