Currently I am a postdoc fellow at UMRAM Bilkent University, Ankara, doing neuroimaging research including designing experiments, operating the scanner, and creating analysis pipelines. Earlier this year, I was working in Knut Drewing’s team at Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany, to research the haptic perception of material softness, e.g. How do people touch stuff when judging their softness? Do they explore differently to feel the softness of velvet or hand cream? Before that I was in Katja Dörschner’s group as part of the EU funded PRISM project where I worked on 3D shape perception in relation to surface material and motion cues. I did my Ph.D. in the UK with Andrew Schofield and Andrew Welchman at the University of Birmingham. I used psychophysics and fMRI techniques to investigate the perceptual basis of 3D vision from shading and binocular disparity information. I studied in the Department of Mathematics (BSc), and in the Cognitive Science Program (MSc), Informatics Institute both in the Middle East Technical University, Turkey.