Affiliation: Koç University, Istanbul, TR

Keywords: Language and cognitive development, Language-thought interaction, Multimodal communication, Neuropsychology of language




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Tilbe Göksun is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Koç University and the director of the Language and Cognition Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University (Philadelphia, US) in 2010. Her dissertation examined children’s conceptualization of events and how this process interacts with language learning. Between 2010 and 2013, she did her postdoctoral work at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, US). She conducted research with individuals having focal brain injury and examined language-thought interactions in this population. Her research employs methods and perspectives from developmental and cognitive psychology, linguistics, and neuropsychology, focusing on interdisciplinary, multi-method, cross-linguistic research, and multilevel analyses. Tilbe received the James S. McDonnell Foundation Human Cognition Scholar Award in 2017, The Science Academy, Turkey’s Young Scientist Award in 2015, and the Turkish Academy of Science Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 2018. Her research projects have been funded by the European Union Commission, James S. McDonnell Foundation, and TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).