- Voice cognition
- Temporal selective auditory attention
- Musical expertise
- Multisensory integration
In my doctoral research project, I investigated the modulations of temporal dynamics of selective auditory attention and perception through stimulus-related factors and individual differences in, for example, musicality. The project focused particularly on whether human voices, among other sounds, preferentially recruit human perception and selective auditory attention mechanisms. I am also interested in investigating the neural correlates of voice processing in healthy and clinical populations.
Merve Akca (she/her) is a doctoral researcher with background in psychology. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Izmir University of Economics in Turkey and a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a focus on Social Psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology from Lund University in Sweden. Her master's thesis focused on retrieval-induced forgetting in prospective and retrospective memories.