I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. My research examines language as a window into human cognition, using a broad range of methodologies (behavioral measures, eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI). I am interested in language development in infancy and childhood, neural processing of language, and how language and non-linguistic cognition interact. At Koç, I primarily work on the L2TOR Project that aims to design a social robot for helping children learn second language (http://www.l2tor.eu/)! 

The areas of specialization: Developmental Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Human-Robot Interaction

  • A new paper from the L2TOR project is available in the Journal of Social Robotics. The paper is open access - PDF
  • Our review article about the use of social robots for early language learning is out on Child Development Perspectives. The paper is open access - PDF
  • The International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob) is now accepting submissions (http://icdl-epirob.org/). I hope to see you in Tokyo in September!