Dr. M.Sc. Belkis Ezgi Arikan

I am working for the PACT project. I received my B.Sc. in Psychology from Middle East Technical University, and my M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology from Hacettepe University.

My dissertation research investigated the behavioral mechanisms and neural correlates of perceiving the consequences of voluntary movements. Using psychophysical and brain imaging methods, I study how we combine and predict the multisensory consequences of our own actions.


Straube, B., Kemenade, B. M. van, Arikan, B. E., Fiehler, K., Leube, D. T., Harris, L. R., & Kircher, T. (2017). Predicting the Multisensory Consequences of One’s Own Action: BOLD Suppression in Auditory and Visual Cortices. PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169131. http://doi.org/10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0169131

van Kemenade, B. M., Arikan, B. E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2017). The angular gyrus is a supramodal comparator area in action–outcome monitoring. Brain Structure and Function, 1–13. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00429-017-1428-9

van Kemenade, B. M., Arikan, B. E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2016). Predicting the sensory consequences of one’s own action: First evidence for multisensory facilitation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(8), 2515–2526. http://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1189-1

Arikan, B.E., van Kemenade, B.M., Straube, B., Harris, L.H., & Kircher, T. (accepted). Voluntary and involuntary movements widen the window of subjective simultaneity. i-Perception