Education and Professional Profile
Assistant Professor, Sabancı University, Istanbul since 2020
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University 2017-2019 Advisor: Dr.Mariam Aly
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Chicago 2015-2017
Advisors: Dr. Edward Awh and Dr. Edward K. Vogel
Visiting Research Scholar, Duke University 2015
Advisor: Dr. Tobias Egner
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, VU University Amsterdam 2011-2015 Advisors: Dr. Martijn Meeter and Dr. Chris Olivers
Research Assistant & Lab Manager, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 2009-2011
Advisor: Dr. Aysecan Boduroglu - Cognitive Processes Lab
M.Sc., Cognitive Psychology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 2008-2011
Advisor: Dr. Aysecan Boduroglu
B.A., Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 2003-2008
Tarder-Stoll, H., Jayakumar, M., Dimsdale-Zucker, H. R., Gunseli, E., & Aly, M. (2020). Dynamic internal states shape memory retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 138
Günseli, E., Fahrenfort, J., van Moorselaar, D, Daoultzis, K., Meeter, M., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2019). EEG dynamics reveal a dissociation between selective attention and storage in working memory. Scientific Reports.
Hakim, N., Adam, K. C. S., Gunseli, E., Awh, E., Vogel, E. K. (2019). Dissecting the neural focus of attention reveals distinct processes for spatial attention and object-based storage in visual working memory. Psychological Science
van Driel, J., Gunseli, E., Meeter, M., & Olivers, C. N. (2017). Local and interregional alpha EEG dynamics dissociate between memory for search and memory for recognition. NeuroImage, 149, 114-128.
Gunseli, E., Meeter, M., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2016). Task-Irrelevant Memories Rapidly Gain Attentional Control with Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Gunseli, E., van Moorselaar, D., Meeter, M., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2015). The reliability of retro-cues determines the fate of non-cued visual working memory representations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(5), 1334-1341.
van Moorselaar, D., Gunseli, E., Theeuwes, J., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2015). The time course of protecting a visual memory representation from perceptual interference. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1053.
Gunseli, E., Meeter, M., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2014). Is a search template an ordinary working memory? Comparing electrophysiological markers of working memory maintenance for visual search and recognition. Neuropsychologia,60, 29-38.
Gunseli, E., Olivers, C. N. L., & Meeter, M. (2014). Effects of search difficulty on the selection, maintenance, and learning of attentional templates. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26, 2042-2054.
Recent Conference Presentations and Abstracts, and Invited Colloquia
Günseli, E., Aly, M. (2019, May). Memory-based attentional states are established by the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. Talk at Manhattan Area Memory Meeting, Princeton, NJ, USA
Günseli, E., Aly, M. (2019, May). Memory-based attentional states are established by the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. Poster at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Günseli, E. (2019, April). Interactions between memory and attention. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
Gunseli, E., Aly, M. (2019, April). Memory-based attentional states are established by the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. Talk at Columbia University Colloquium, New York, NY, USA
Gunseli, E., Aly, M. (2019, March). Switching between attention and memory in the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. Poster at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Günseli, E. (2019, January). How attention is guided by, and directed to, memory. Sabancı University, Turkey.
Günseli, E. (2019, January). How attention is guided by, and directed to, memory. Bilkent University, Turkey.
Gunseli, E., Foster, J., Sutterer D., Vogel, E., Awh, E. (2016, November). Alpha-Band Activity Tracks Updates to the Content of Spatial Working Memory. Talk presented at Object Perception Attention Memory, Boston, MA, USA.
Dowd, E. W., Gunseli, E., Meeter, M., Olivers, C. N., Egner, T. (2016, May). Changes in task-irrelevant context invoke updating of task-relevant representations in working memory. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete, FL, USA.
Grants and Fellowships
Integration Projects Support, Sabancı University, 2020
International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2019
VU University, Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology and Education Talent Fund – Funding for International visits of talented PhD students and postdocs with the aim of carrying out research abroad, €5K, 2015.
Bogazici University Foundation – Conference Participation Fellowship, 2010 for Annual Workshop of Object Perception, Attention and Memory. St. Louis.
Bogazici University Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Poster/Presentation Conference Participation Fellowship, 2010 for Annual Workshop of Object Perception, Attention and Memory. St. Louis.
Prime Minister’s Grant*, 2003-2008.
Thrust and Dormitories Institution Grant*, 2003-2008.
* Prime Minister’s Grant and Thrust and Dormitories Institution Grant are awarded to the students, who took place in top 5-10 percent at university entrance exam in Turkey, during undergraduate education