Fazilet Zeynep Yildirim graduated from Bilkent University Psychology Department in 2013. She was a research assistant at UMRAM between 2014-2016 under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Hulusi Kafaligonul, and received her Master of Science degree in Neuroscience from Bilkent University in 2016. Her Master's thesis was about changes in fMRI resting state networks due to audiovisual association induced effects on visual motion perception. She also investigated the changes in evoked potentials in an experiment that uses auditory adaptation of different frequencies to influence the subsequent perception of speed of visual apparent motion. Her research interests include audiovisual associative learning, visual motion perception, and speed perception, using the techniques of psychophysics, EEG, and fMRI. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in Psychology at the University of Bern under the supervision of Prof. Bilge Sayim.


Peer-reviewed articles:

Yildirim, F. Z., Coates, D. R., & Sayim, B. (under review). Hidden by bias: How standard psychophysical procedures conceal unbiased visual appearance.

Yildirim, F. Z., Coates, D. R., & Sayim, B. (2020). Redundancy masking: The loss of repeated items in crowded peripheral vision. Journal of Vision. 20(4), 14-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.20.4.14. [download] [online]

Kaya, U., Yildirim, F. Z., Kafaligonul, H. (2017). The involvement of centralized and distributed processes in sub-second time interval adaptation: an ERP investigation of apparent motion. European Journal of Neuroscience, 46(8), 2325-2338. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13691