Nilay Türkan

M.A. Belgüzar Nilay Türkan

Building D  Room 403
Phone: +49 (0)651 201 2962

Professional/Educational History

since 2024
Phd Student, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, Trier University.
2015 - 2016
PhD Student Researcher, in Experimental Psychology Department, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
PhD Student Researcher, Biopsychology Laboratory and Experimental Psychology Department, RuhrUniversität, Bochum.
2012 - 2018
Ph.D. in Psychology, Ege University, Izmir/ Turkey.
2011 - 2013
Project Assistant, TUBITAK 1001 Grant: Comparison of driver psychotechnical assessment test systems used in Turkey and evaluation of their validity by observing driver behaviors in natural traffic environment. Project No: 110K428.
2009 - 2012
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Ege University, Izmir/ Turkey.
2005 - 2009
B.A. in Psychology, Hacettepe University, Ankara/ Turkey.


Research Interests

  • Visual attention
  • Scene Perception
  • Change Blindness Phenomenon
  • Eye movements


Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

Kowal, M., Sorokowski, P., Pisanski, K., Valentova, J. V., Varella, M. A., Frederick, D. A., ... & Mišetić, K. (2022). Predictors of enhancing human physical attractiveness: Data from 93 countries. Evolution and Human Behavior, 43(6), 455-474.

Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, J., Nagy, T., Kekecs, Z., Palfi, B., ... & Matibag, C. J. (2022). Situational factors shape moral judgements in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behaviour 6(6), 1-16.

Söylemez, S., Wolf, O., Koyuncu, M., & Türkan, B. N. (2022). How shame and guilt influence perspective taking: A comparative study in the scope of culture. Journal of Culture and Cognition, 22(1-2), 20-40
Türkan, B. N., İyilikci, O., & Amado, S. (2021). Ways of processing semantic information during different change detection tasks. Visual Cognition, 29(6), 366-378.
Dindaroğlu, F. Doğan, S., Yalçın, A., Türkan, N., & Yüvrük, E. (2017). How are faces with increased and decreased lower facial height perceived visually? International Journal of Computerized Dentistry, 20(4): 71–85.
Türkan, B. N., Amado, S., Ercan E. S., & Perçinel, I. (2016). Comparison of change detection performance and visual search patterns among children with/without ADHD: Evidence from eye movements. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 49-50, 205-215.
Amado, S., Arıkan, E., Kaça, G., Koyuncu, M., & Türkan, B. N. (2014). How accurately do drivers evaluate their own driving behavior? An on-road observational study. Accident Analyses and Prevention, 63, 65-73.
Book Chapters
Türkan, B. N. (2023). Attention. In O. İyilikci (Ed.), Experimental Psychology (263-291). Nobel Academic Publishing.
Türkan, B. N. (2023). Measurement of Eye Movements. In O. İyilikci (Ed.), Experimental Psychology (389-413). Nobel Academic Publishing.
Türkan, B. N. & Çoker, O. (2021). Manipulation from the Perspective of Mind and Social Individual. In O. Çalışkan (Ed.), The Construction of Distorted Reality (49-89). Nobel Academic Publishing.
Talks / Posters
Türkan B. N., İyilikci, O., & Amado S. (September, 2019). Investigation of Change Blindness  Phenomenon in Terms of High and Low-Level Scene Perception [Talk]. 5th Experimental-Cognitive Psychology Symposium. Kadir Has University, İstanbul, Turkey.
Türkan B. N., İyilikci, O., & Amado S. (August, 2019). Investigation of Change Blindness Phenomenon in Terms of High-Level Scene Perception [Poster]. 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM). Alicante, Spain.
Türkan B. N., İyilikci, O., & Amado S. (September, 2017). Investigation of Change Blindness Phenomenon in Terms of High-Level Scene Perception [Poster].  4th Experimental-Cognitive Psychology Symposium. Ege University, Izmir/ Turkey.
Söylemez, S., Wolf, O., Türkan, B. N., & Koyuncu, M. (July, 2017). Explaining Shame and Guilt in Scope of Cultural Differences [Poster]. 15th European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Türkan B. N., Amado S., & Perçinel I. (September, 2013). Change Detection Performance of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [Poster]. 18th European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Budapest, Hungary.
Türkan B. N., & Baykal E. (September, 2010). Working Memory Span and Executive Processes [Talk]. 4th Post-graduate Psychology Students Congress. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
Research Projects
Project coordinator, "Did you see what I saw?! Investigating Common Attentional Biases in Humans by Social Groups" Granted by Pamukkale University (May 2023 – continues
Researcher, “The Effect of Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal on Change Blindness: The Mediating Role of Attention Level” Project No: 222K279 TUBITAK 1002 Grant (April 2023 – continues).