Principle Researcher

Miri Besken

Miri Besken is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Bilkent University.  Prior to completing her Ph.D in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Middle East Technical University and an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Koç University. Before coming to Bilkent University, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Heinrich Heine Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her research interests lie in the intersection of memory, learning and metacognitive processes with a focus on healthy young adults.

Phone: +90 (312) 290 17 28
 
E-mail: mbesken@bilkent.edu.tr
 

Current Grad Students

Ecem Eylül Ardıç

Eylül received her M.A. degree in Cognitive Psychology from Bilkent University in 2020. Her master’s project focused on the effects of presentation modality and perceptual fluency on memory and metamemory. Currently, she is working on an extension of her thesis.

Fatih Yavuz

Fatih graduated from METU Psychology Department in 2021. He is currently a first-year M.A. student in Bilkent University Psychology graduate program. He is mainly interested in the generation effect.

Elif Hilal Kurt

Elif received her B.A. degree from Bilkent University in 2020 and is a first-year M.A. student in Bilkent University Psychology graduate program. She is interested in illusory truth effect and memory. Elif has been working on a project that examines the effect of repeated exposure and photographs on truth judgments.

E-mail: hilal.kurt@bilkent.edu.tr

Undergraduate Students

Samet Kaya

Samet has been working in the lab since January 2021. He has conducted various research on metamemory and memory processes, including the effects of deception and the bizarreness effect. He is mainly interested in how people make metamemory judgments and how these judgments are affected by different factors.

E-mail: samet.kaya@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Ceren Bal

Ceren has been working in the lab since January 2021. She has worked on several projects including those related to the illusory truth effect and identicalness effect. Her main interests include memory and language processing in humans.

E-mail: ceren.bal@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Selin Berjin İke

Selin has been working in the lab since June 2021. She graduated from METU Psychology Department in 2021. She has been working on a project about deception and its effects on memory and metamemory.

Aşkın Su Aşkınol

Su has been working in the lab since September 2021. She has been working on a project about bizarreness effect.

Sencer Topcu

Sencer has been working in the lab since September 2021. He has been working on a project about the modality effect and perceptual fluency.

Ezgi Özgan

Ezgi has been working in the lab since September 2021. She has been working on a project about false memory and perceptual fluency.

Alumni

Gizem Filiz

Gizem received her M.A. degree in Cognitive Psychology from Bilkent University in July 2021. Her master’s project focused on the effect of prior knowledge and the metacognitive and memory processes underlying the illusory truth effect. Gizem is now a first year PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis.

E-mail: gizem.filiz@bilkent.edu.tr

Ezgi Melisa Yüksel

Ezgi Melisa Yüksel is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Psychology Department of UW-Madison. She received her B.A. from Middle East Technical University in Psychology and her M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from Bilkent University. Her main interest is how we train learning and memory processes. She is also interested in whether we can change people’s learning strategies to make them better learners.

E-mail: ezgimelisayuksel@gmail.com

Gamze Eroğlu

She has received a M.A. degree in Psychology in 2020, September. She is mainly interested in deception and its effects on memory and metamemory.

E-mail: gneroglu.gne@gmail.com
Memory Lab Meeting in Spring 2021
New Year's Celebration from Memory Lab Members