Güven Kandemir

As a Phd student, Güven has focused on the neural correlates of representation in working memory. He has investigated imagery, learning, as well as various other aspects of working memory with both multivariate EEG analysis and behavioral measures. Güven has now continued his career in science, joining the group of Chris Olivers at the VU Amsterdam.

Aytaç Karabay

Aytaç completed his PhD in 2020, and has since continued in my group as a postdoctoral researcher on the ORA project. In his PhD, he used behavioral tasks, such as rapid serial visual presentation and visual search, to study how task performance is affected by stimulus features, and how physiological effects due to the consumption of cocoa flavanols may alter perception and performance in these tasks. As a postdoc, he has taken up multivariate pattern analysis to study working memory and attention. Aytaç has now joined Daryl Fougnie’s lab at New York University Abu Dhabi. More details can be found on his personal website.

Jefta Saija

Jefta obtained his PhD in 2019. In his PhD project, Jefta investigated links between the auditory and visual modalities, focusing specifically on temporal integration and phonemic restoration. His project was co-supervised by Deniz Başkent and Tjeerd Andringa. Jefta now pursues a career outside academia.

Michael Wolff

Michael completed his PhD Cum Laude in 2021. Working in close collaboration with Mark Stokes in Oxford, his research focused on the neurophysiological mechanisms of the encoding, maintenance and retrieval of behaviorally relevant information in working memory, and the role of attention in these processes. He utilized primarily electroencephalography and multivariate pattern analysis to explore the fast dynamics of working memory specific neural activity. Michael was a postdoc in Mark’s lab on our joint Open Research Area project, and has since joined Rosanne Rademaker’s lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute in Frankfurt.