Merve Akca

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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1133 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

  • Voice cognition
  • Temporal selective auditory attention 
  • Musical expertise
  • Multisensory integration
  • Memory

PhD Project

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.

Short Bio

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.

Tags: Music cognition, Music psychology, Auditory attention, Auditory memory, Voice processing

Publications

  • Akca, Merve; Bishop, Laura; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Laeng, Bruno (2023). Human voices escape the auditory attentional blink: Evidence from detections and pupil responses. Brain and Cognition. ISSN 0278-2626. 165. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2022.105928.
  • Akca, Merve; Laeng, Bruno & Godøy, Rolf Inge (2020). No Evidence for an Auditory Attentional Blink for Voices Regardless of Musical Expertise. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02935. Full text in Research Archive
  • Akca, Merve (2018). Time course of selective attention for instrumental timbres and human voice. In Ziemke, Tom; Arvola, Mattias; Dahlbäck, Nils & Billing, Erik (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 14TH SWEDISH COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE. The University of Skövde. ISSN 978-91-983667-3-0. p. 10–11. doi: http%3A/www.swecog.se/conference/2018/Swecog-2018-Proceedings.pdf.

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  • Akca, Merve (2022). Presentation and Summary of Ph.D. Project: Attending to Sounds in the Blink of an Eye.
  • Akca, Merve (2022). Trial Lecture for Ph.D. disputation: Attention to sounds – theoretical frameworks and applied perspectives in music psychology .
  • Akca, Merve; Bishop, Laura; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Laeng, Bruno (2022). Tracing the Temporal Limits of Auditory Information Processing with Pupillometry.
  • Akca, Merve (2022). The Limits of Auditory Perception and Cognition in Humans: Detecting and Attending to Sounds .
  • Akca, Merve (2020). Insan Sesi Ayrimi/Human Voice Distinction. Popular Science Turkey.
  • Akca, Merve (2019). Auditory Attentional Blink and Expertise: Who Has the Advantage?
  • Akca, Merve (2019). Auditory Attentional Blink and Expertise.
  • Akca, Merve (2018). Time course of selective attention for instrumental timbres and human voice.
  • Akca, Merve (2018). Retrieval-Induced Forgetting Effects in Retrospective and Prospective Memory in Normal Aging.
  • Akca, Merve (2022). Attending to Sounds in the Blink of an Eye. University of Oslo.

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Published Sep. 4, 2017 9:26 AM - Last modified Dec. 2, 2022 1:29 PM