What do we pay attention to?

How and why do we hold information 'in mind'?

How are memories formed and retrieved?

Why do we forget some memories?

We study these questions, and more on the human mind and brain, using behavioral tasks, eye tracking, electroencephalogram (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Two (modestly) paid research assistant positions are available for Sabancı University students. Get in touch with Dr. Günseli if you are interested.


We need volunteers to participate in online studies. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in participating!

Online çalışmalarımıza katılacak gönüllüler arıyoruz. Katılmak isterseniz lütfen bizimle iletişime geçin.



MACC lab welcomes its latest member, Lara, who is joining the lab as a postdoctoral research scholar! Go ahead and read about Lata on the People page.

Four new lab members! Meet our new MSc students Fatih, Sena, and Nursima, and our new lab manager Zeynep on the People page.

Congrats to Duygu, Serra, and Zozan for getting into MSc/MA programs at Sabancı University (Psychology program), Bahçeşehir University (Cognitive Neuroscience program), and Maltepe University (Clinical Psychology program), respectively!!


We collected the first dataset of MACC lab! :)

New paper accepted in Life!! In this paper, Mariam Aly and I show that the hippocampus and vmPFC prepare for upcoming attentional goals. For its preprint, check out this link.

New paper out in Neuropsychologia! In this review paper, with my amazing co-workers Hannah Tarder-Stoll, Manasi Jayakumara, Halle R. Dimsdale-Zucker, and Mariam Aly, we review how intention, attention, and cholinergic states contribute to retrieval of long-term memories.

Dr. Günseli received an International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program grant by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)!