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Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Ece Kocagoncu

Dr Ece Kocagoncu

Post-doctoral Fellow

E-mail: ek390[at]cam.ac.uk

Cambridge Centre for
Frontotemporal Dementia and related disorders
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Cambridge
Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site
Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge CB2 0SZ

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 Interests

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.

Keywords

Dementia ; Alzheimer's disease

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.

Interview about new article with Thomas Cope on ITV Anglia

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Video abstract for the new article by Lansdall et al., (2017) published in Brain.

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Emily Fisher, a postgraduate student from the Norwich University of the Arts, created an animated film about a person's experience suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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