Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Expected Graduation: May 2025
- Neural reactivation at awake rest & its effects on subsequent retrieval
- Medial Temporal Lobe (MTL) involvement in emotional face processing in people with recent traumatic experiences
- Memory consolidation through neural replay/reactivation
- Neural basis of emotional memory across development & across healthy and clinical populations
- Memory of social events and person perception
Büşra is a graduate student in the Cognition and Neuroscience area of the department, co-mentored by Drs. Ingrid Olson and Jason Chein. Her research broadly focuses on understanding how affective processes interact with learning and memory and are utilized for decision making. Current projects include using MRI to investigate post-encoding memory replay and its implications in memory retrieval. With a deep interest in emotional and traumatic memories, she actively collaborates with Dr Murty, and co-leads an interdisciplinary Trauma Reading Group in the program. In her free time, she enjoys watercolor painting, socializing with her friends, and exploring Philly.