Selin Bekir

Selin Bekir

Graduate Student


Michael Miller

Research Area

Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience


Selin Bekir received her BA degrees in both Psychology and Philosophy from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has worked at UCSB Miller Memory Lab and at Stanford University Psychophysiology Lab before starting her graduate studies. In 2020, she started her graduate studies working with Dr. Michael Miller at UCSB. She first became interested in lateralization and hemispheric asymmetry after finding out about fascinating stories of split-brain patients.


I am interested in studying hemispheric asymmetry in various cognitive functions, motivated by the split-brain research. Specifically, how the left and the right frontal neural networks contribute to belief formation and belief updating when facing incomplete and ambiguous information that changes over time. With the use of fMRI and HD-tDCS, I hope to learn more about the individual differences in interpreting and integrating information.

[Hemispheric asymmetry, Split-brain, lateralization, reasoning, memory]