How do humans perform mental operations?

2023-2024 Spring
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Number of Students: 

We all perform mental operations, such as when mentally dressing ourselves with different clothing combinations to assess whether a potential new shirt would fit with the pants we have at home. This study aims to explore how these mental operations are established. Specifically, we will explore the extent to which long-term memories (eg., the memory of the pants at home) are activated in working memory (ie., brought to the focus of your mind). For this, we will use behavioral experiments and possibly EEG recordings.


- Students are expected to spend at least 6 hours/week. Approximately 4 hours will be spent on data collection, 30 minutes on the weekly project meeting, and 1.5 hours on reading and data analysis.

- Interested students are encouraged to reach out to Eren Günseli to describe what motivates them to participate in this project and their current level of research experience.

- For more information on our research, check out our website at

Related Areas of Project: 
Computer Science and Engineering

About Project Supervisors

Eren Günseli