Language and Cognition Lab

The Language and Cognition lab at Koç University investigates the relation between language and various thinking processes using multiple populations (children, adults, brain injured patients) and methodologies (e.g., looking time-eye tracking, act-out tasks, linguistic analyses). In particular, our developmental studies focus on how children learn their native language, what the precursors are for learning relational language (verbs and prepositions), and how other modalities such as gesture interact with these processes. Our adult cognitive studies examine the interaction of language with multiple domains such as time perception, time-space interaction, and motion events. In most of our research questions, we closely examine the role of gestures in thinking, communicating, and executing information. In this line of research, we also investigate the questions related to understanding and comprehending gestures. For more information please visit our Language and Cognition Lab webpage.

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Current Post-Docs and Graduate Students

Undergraduate Independent Study/Honors Students


Current Collaborators