Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Science and Technology Studies
University of Iowa, Psychology
Koç University, Psychology
Cognitive science, Philosophy of science, History and Philosophy of Psychology, Methodology, Philosophy of Experimentation and Statistics
Dr. M. Emrah Aktunç obtained his B.A. degree from Koç University, Department of Psychology in 1999, M.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2003, and Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2011. Dr. Aktunç's research interests lie in the intersections of cognitive science, neuroscience, and philosophy of science. His earlier work in psychological science was in the cognitive psychology of memory and text comprehension and he has also done research in the neuroscience of learning and memory at the graduate level. He did his doctoral work in the philosophy of cognitive science with a dissertation that applied the error-statistical approach to cognitive science, specifically functional neuroimaging, and offered resolutions of problems of evidence and inference in this field. He currently works on the further development and expansion of his doctoral work in pursuance of its theoretical and empirical consequences in both general philosophy of science and cognitive neuroscience. In addition, Dr. Aktunç does experimental work on inductive reasoning and inference in which factors that improve inductive reasoning are investigated.