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Gökhan Gönül

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Post doctorant

Institut des sciences de la communication et de la cognition

Rue Pierre-à-Mazel 7
CH-2000 Neuchâtel

Bureau 204

 Tél. : + 41 32 718 16 87
gokhan.gonul@unine.ch

 

CV de Gökhan Gönül

 

Research Experience

01 August 2020 – Ongoing: Post-Doctoral Researcher in University of Neuchâtel, Cognitive Science Centre.

01 October 2019 – 31 June 2020: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Developmental Psychology Chair.

01 August 2018 – 30 September 2019: DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Developmental Psychology Chair.

01 November 2015 – 20 June 2016: Visiting Doctorate Researcher in University of Auckland - School of Psychology, Auckland, New Zealand.

2011- 2018: Research and Teaching Assistant: Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Informatics, Department of Cognitive Science, Ankara, Turkey.

 

Education

2013 – 2018 Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2010 – 2013 M.Sc. in Cognitive Science, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2005 – 2010 B.Sc. in Psychology, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey.

2007 – 2010 B.Sc. in Sociology (double major), Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey.

 

Awards and Achievements

Thesis award: Best PhD thesis, 2018, by Middle East Technical University.

Research Grant: 2018-2019 DAAD Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists

Scholarship: Graduate Scholarship by Council of Higher Education, Turkey, Faculty Development Program

Project Grant: Visiting Doctorate Researcher in University of Auckland - School of Psychology (Funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2015-2016)

Project Name: Joint tool making in 5-6 years of children: From cognitive to social factors

           Project Advisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Corballis, Dr. Annette Henderson

 

Summer School Participation and Grant: The Initiative for a Synthesis in Studies of Awareness Summer School, 22 May – 5 June 2017, Osaka, Japan

Conference Travel Grant: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 23 – 25 March 2017, Vienna, Austria

Spring School Participation and Grant: Spring School: Social Cognition, Emotion and Joint Action, 6 – 10 March 2017, Bochum, Germany

Summer School Participation and Grant: Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Summer School 2014: From genes to Cognition, Netherland: Amsterdam

 

Selected publications (please see the CV for the full list)

Gönül, G. & Paulus, M. (accepted). Children’s reasoning about the efficiency of others’ actions: The development of rational action prediction.

Gönül, G., Hohenberger, A., Corballis, M., & Henderson, A. (2019). Joint and individual tool making in preschoolers: from social to cognitive processes. Social Development, 28(4), 1037-1053.  https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12373

Gönül, G., Takmaz, E., Hohenberger, A., & Corballis, M.  (2018). The cognitive ontogeny of tool making in Children: The role of inhibition and hierarchical structuring. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 173, 222-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.03.017

Gönül, G. & Zeyrek, D. (2014). Discourse connectives and lexical cohesion: An experimental investigation of sentence processing in Turkish.  Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2281-2287). Quebec City, Canada: Cognitive Science Society. https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2014/papers/397/paper397.pdf

Nijstad, B. A. (2018). Grup problem çözme ve grup yargı (G. Gönül, Translator). In Grup performansı (pp. 149-164, Trans. Eds. H. Coşkun & A. Y. Şenyurt). Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayincilik. [Original work: Nijstad, B. A. (2009). Group problem-solving and group judgement. In Group Performance. East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.]

 

Selected conference presentations

Gönül. G., (9-12 September 2019) Tool making, hierarchical representation, and imagination in preschool children. paEpsy 2019, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. [Symposium talk “Ontogeny of hierarchical cognition: variations and commonalities between domains” with Annette Hohenberger, Laura Maffongelli - Moritz Daum, Mauricio J. D. Martins, Saskia Tobias].

 

Gönül. G., Hohenberger, A., & Karabulut, A. (5-8 September 2019) To nap or to gap? The role of day sleep or task break on preschoolers’ insight into tool innovation.  27th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP), Athens, Greece.

 

Gönül. G., & Hohenberger, A. (10-13 September 2018) Co-development of hierarchical structuring and tool making in children. 26th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP), Rijeka, Croatia. [Symposium talk “Tool innovation, manufacture, and use in evolutionary, ontogenetic, and neurocognitive perspectives” with Alice Auersperg, François Osiurak and Sarah Beck].

 

Gönül, G., Hohenberger, A., Corballis, M. & Henderson, A. (4-5 January/2018). The ontogeny of tool innovation: Cognitive, social and cultural processes. Budapest Central European University Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD18), Budapest, Hungary

 

Selected Projects

Project researcher (ongoing project). MentalState (a side project of “NCCR Evolving Language: Exploring the past, present, and future of language”). Project Group: Fabrice Clement (PI), Klaus Zuberbühler (PI), Hans-Johann Glock (PI), Gökhan Gönül, Derry Taylor.

Project PI (ongoing project). Does mental simulation precede physical manipulation in tool innovation? (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, supported by DAAD scholarship; co-PI, Prof. Dr. Markus Paulus).

Project researcher (completed project). 2-Wege: Infants’ understanding of goal directed actions. Project Group: Gökhan Gönül, Markus Paulus, Marina Kammermeier.

Project researcher (completed project). The understanding of nested structures in the action and language domain: Underlying neurocognitive mechanisms. Project Group: Gökhan Gönül, Markus Paulus, Saskia Tobias, Carolina Pletti,  Angela D. Friederici.

Project member (completed project). Insight or social learning? The effect of napping and task breaking on the innovative problem-solving ability of children (Middle East Technical University Scientific Investigation Project, 2700; Project Group: Gökhan Gönül, Assoc. Prof. Annette Hohenberger, Anıl Karabulut)

Project member (completed project): An experimental investigation of cognitive, language and social processes in tool making and tool innovation in children (Middle East Technical University Scientific Investigation Project, BAP-07-04-2015-001; Project Manager: Assoc. Prof. Annette Hohenberger)

 

 

 

Projets de recherche

Developmental cognitive science

Evolution and development of cognition

Tool use, tool making, tool innovation

Social cognition and technical cognition

Domaines de recherche