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Professor Ayse P. Saygin

Ayse P. Saygin, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at UC San Diego where she runs the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Lab (Saygin Lab).
Ayse focuses on interdisciplinary research, education and consulting in cognitive science, neuroscience, robotics, neurological and neuropsychological disorders, neuroimaging, perception and cognition, human-technology interaction, social cognition, empathy and compassion, language, and artificial intelligence.
Her papers include Listening to Speech Activates Motor Areas Involved in Speech Production, Voxel-Based Lesion–Symptom Mapping, Point-Light Biological Motion Perception Activates Human Premotor Cortex, Turing Test: 50 Years Later, Superior Temporal and Premotor Brain Areas Necessary for Biological Motion Perception, Smoothing and Cluster Thresholding for Cortical Surface-Based Group Analysis of fMRI Data, Neural Resources for Processing Language and Environmental Sounds: Evidence From Aphasia, and Retinotopy and Attention in Human Occipital, Temporal, Parietal, and Frontal Cortex. Read the full list of her publications!
Ayse earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at UCSD. She earned her MSc in Computer Science at Bilkent University and her BSc in Mathematics at Middle East Technical University. After a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, she returned to UCSD as faculty.
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