Aaron Clarke

Assistant Professor

AaronClarke Office: SC 114

Phone: +90 312 290 8771

E-mail: aaron.clarke@bilkent.edu.tr

Personal Website:  http://aaron.clarke.bilkent.edu.tr/


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, North Dakota State University, 2010
  • M.A. in Psychology , York University, 2006
  • B. Sc. in Psychology and Biology, University of Toronto, 2001


Areas of interest: Vision, perceptual learning, multisensory integration, reinforcement learning, schizophrenia, ageing, visual illusions, computational models of visual perception, machine learning, visual crowding, natural image statistics

Selected Publications

Agaoglu M., Clarke A.M., Herzog M.H., Öğmen H. (2016). Motion-based nearest vector metric for reference frame selection in the perception of motion. Journal of Vision, 16(7):14, 1-16. [url]

Manassi M., Lonchampt S., Clarke A., Herzog H.M. (2016). What crowding can tell us about object representations. Journal of Vision, 16(3):35, 1–13.

Clarke A.M., Öğmen H., Herzog H.M. (2015). A computational model for reference-frame synthesis with applications to motion perception. Vision Research.

Clarke, A.M., Friedrich, J., Tartaglia, E.M., Marchesotti, S., Senn, W. & Herzog, M.H. (2015). Human and Machine Learning in Non-Markovian Decision Making. PLoS One, 10(4): e0123105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123105.

Herzog, M.H. & Clarke, A.M. (2014). Why vision is not both hierarchical and feedforward. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8:135. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00135.

Cappe, C., Clarke, A. M., Mohr, C. & Herzog, M.H. (2014). Is there a common factor for vision? Journal of Vision. 14(8): 1-11.

Clarke, A. M., Grzeczkowski, L., Mast, F. W., Gauthier, I., & Herzog, M. H. (2014). Deleterious effects of roving on learned tasks. Vision research, 99: 88-92.

Aberg, K. C., Clarke, A. M., Sandi, C., & Herzog, M. H. (2012). Trait anxiety and post-learning stress do not affect perceptual learning. Neurobiology of learning and memory.

Sosa, Y., Clarke, A.M. & McCourt, M.E. (2011). Hemifield asymmetry in the potency of exogenous auditory and visual cues. Vision Research, 51(11): 1207-1215.

Clarke, A.M., & Elder, J.H. (2004) Principal Components Analysis of Good Continuation Cues, Perception, 33 (supplement), 46.


  • PSYC 206 – Research Methods II
  • GE 512 – Quantitative Data Analysis for the Social Sciences