Ongoing Projects

We are investigating the memory processes in humans by collecting behavioral data. In particular, we are examining the factors influencing the encoding and retrieval processes of memory, as well as the metacognitive processes that guide these decisions. In addition to these, we are also interested in truth judgments and how they are influenced by fluency. Below, you can see some of the projects that we are currently working on.

Emotion and Metamemory

This study investigates the JOL-reactivity effect in relation to emotional words. Particularly, the study focuses on whether making JOLs is a special type of processing or whether it is similar to any other kind of judgment that participants make for emotional materials.

Negativity Bias in Memory: Enhanced Sensory Encoding

This project assessess the negativity effect on memory by comparing the retrieval advantages for details in positive and negative episodic memories.

False Memory, Fluency, and Narrative

This study examines how perceptual fluency influences false memory by using a misinformation paradigm.

Context Reinstatement and the Illusory Truth Effect

This project investigates whether and how the illusory truth effect is affected by context reinstatement through accompanying pictures.

Gestures and Memory

This project examines how matching versus mismatching pairs of speech and gesture influence memory performance and memory predictions from the perspective of fluency.

Generation Effect and Perceptual and Semantic Cues

This study investigates how the generation effect is influenced by perceptual and semantic cues, how they impact judgments of learning, and their implications for JOL reactivity.

Value Directed Remembering and Lie Fabrication

This TÜBİTAK-funded project examines how people’s memory predictions and memory performance are influenced by truthful versus deceptive information that differ in importance. 

Bizarreness Effect, Memory, and Metamemory

Bizarreness effect refers to the finding that people generally remember bizarre information (e.g., The dog rode the bicycle down the street) more than plausible information (e.g., The dog chased the bicycle down the street). This project investigates how bizarreness differentially affects memory and metamemory.

The Effect of Prior Knowledge on the Illusory Truth Effect and Memory Processes Underlying This Illusion

Repeated information is typically judged to be truer than novel information. This is called the “illusory truth effect” (Hasher et al., 1977). This set of studies examines the effects of recollection and familiarity on truth judgments.