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Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders

Department of Clinical Neurosciences
 

Biography

I completed my PhD at the Centre for Speech, Language and the BrainUniversity of Cambridge where I investigated the spatiotemporal characteristics of incrementality and prediction in access to memory through speech using E/MEG. 

I received my BA in Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul. After I moved on to Neuroscience where I got my MSc from Istanbul University. I completed my master's project under the supervision of Prof. Sacit Karamursel at the MAKE Lab.

Back in IstanbuI I worked as a research assistant in several neuropsychology and neuroimaging projects. In these projects I used neuropsychological tests, EEG and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on controls and clinical populations.

 

Research

I am involved in the Deep and Frequent Phenotyping, New Therapeutics in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cam-CAN Frail projects that aim to develop neuroimaging biomarkers (e.g., E/MEG, MRI, and PET) for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, for improved stratification of the patient population, and increased efficacy of future clinical trials. 

My research interests include: neural representations and disorders of memory, dementia, executive functions, predictive processing, neuronal oscillations, network dysfunctions, and neuromodulation.

Publications

Other publications: 

Kocagoncu, E. (2016). Dynamic speech networks in the brain: Dual contribution of incrementality and constraints in access to semantics (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Kocagoncu, E., Clarke, A., Devereux, B, & Tyler, L. K. (2016). Decoding the neural dynamics of sound-meaning mapping. Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 1312-1319.

Tekturk, P., Erdogan, E. T., Kurt, A., Vanli-Yavuz, E. N., Ekizoglu, E., Kocagoncu, E., Kucuk, Z., Aksu, S., Bebek, N., Yapici, Z., Gurses, C., Gokyigit, A., Baykan, B., & Karamursel, S. (2016). The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on seizure frequency of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 149, 27-32. 

Tekturk, P., Erdogan, E. T., Kurt, A., Kocagoncu, E., Kucuk, Z., Kinay, D., Yapici, Z., Aksu, S., Baykan, B., & Karamursel, S. (2016).  Transcranial direct current stimulation improves seizure control in patients with Rasmussen encephalitis. Epileptic Disorders, 18, 58-66.

Post-doctoral Fellow
E-mail: ek390[at]cam.ac.uk
Dr Ece  Kocagoncu

Contact Details

Cambridge Centre for FTD
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
University of Cambridge
15 Chaucer Road
Cambridge
CB2 7EF
01223 273636
Not available for consultancy

Affiliations

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Person keywords: 
Dementia
Alzheimer's disease

Title: "Frontotemporal dementia: introduction and pathways to progress"

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