Esra Mungan

Cognitive

Assistant Professor
Director of Exchange & Erasmus Programs

Ph: +90 212 359 70 52

Education: 

PhD, American University, 2007

MA, American University, 1998

BA, Boğaziçi University, 1990

Courses Taught: 
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics I+II
  • Seminar on Evolutionary Psychology
  • Music and Cognition I - II
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
Research Interests: 
  • Inhibitory processes in episodic memory
  • Levels-of-processing and distinctiveness processes in music memory
  • Music perception and segmentation
  • Memory judgments and consciousness
  • Cognitive science
  • Evolution & behavior
Recent Publications: 

Mungan, E., Yazıcı, F. Z., & Kaya, M., (U.) (2017).  Perceiving boundaries in unfamiliar Turkish makam music: Evidence for Gestalt Universals? Music Perception, 34, 267-290. doi: 10.1525/mp.2017.34.3.267  SSCI

Yallak, E., Akırmak, Ü., Guerzoni, E., Mungan, E. (2016, November). Moses Illusion in Foreign Language Context. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, USA.

Eraltan, Ş. E., & Mungan, E. (submitted, 2014). Role of response competition in retrieval-induced forgetting?: Further support for the suppression account? Submitted to Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Lartillot, O., Yazıcı, Z. F., & Mungan E. (2013). A more informative segmentation model, empirically compared with state of the art on traditional Turkish music. In P. van Kranenburg, C. Anagnostopoulou, and A. Volk (Eds.)., Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (pp. 63-70), Amsterdam: Meertens Institute, Utrecht: Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University.

Lartillot, O., Yazıcı, Z. F., & Mungan E. (2013, June). A pattern-expectation, non-flattening accentuation model empirically compared with segmentation models on traditional Turkish music. Paper presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis, June 6-7, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mungan, E., Peynircioğlu, Z. F., & Halpern, A. R. (2012, July). Mood-based processing of unfamiliar tunes increases recognition accuracy in “remember” responses. Research presented at the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 17th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Mungan, E., Peynircioğlu, Z. F., & Halpern, A. R. (2012, April). Az tanınan ve tanınan melodilerde kodlama süreçlerinin hatırlama tipi tanıma belleğine etkisi: Müzik belleğinde kavramsal-algısal paradigma yerine belirginlik-ilişkisellik paradigması işliyor mu? Research presented at the 17th National Psychology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Eraltan, Ş. E., & Mungan E. (2011, November). Increasing retrieval-induced forgetting by increasing response competition: Further support for the suppression account. Research presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA, USA.

Eraltan, Ş. E., & Mungan E. (2011, August). Effects of Retrieval Practice Manipulations Retrieval-Induced Forgetting. Research presented at the 5th International Conference on Memory, York, UK.

Mungan E., Peynircioglu ZF, & Halpern, A. R., (2011). Levels-of-processing effect on remember responses in recognition for familiar and unfamiliar melodies, American Journal of Psychology , 124(1) , 37-48. SSCI

Bilge, M. T., Mungan E., Boduroğlu, A., & Tekman, H. G. (2010, November). Effects of tune repetition on the mere exposure effect in nontonal music. Research presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MI, USA.

Recent Presentations: 

Kaplan, E. C., Yazıcı, Z. F., & Mungan, E. (2016, July).  Knowledge-Based Expectation Effects on Pitch Perception: A cross-cultural and ERP Investigation.  Poster presented at the 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Mungan, E. (2015, September).  2013-2015 Müzik Bilişsel Çalışmalarımız Hakkında Genel Sunum (An overview of our music cognition research between 2013-2015).  Research presented at the 3rdExperimental Cognitive Psychology Symposium, Ankara, Turkey.

Akan, M., Bilge, M. T., & Mungan E. (2014, November).  Effect of repetition on affect and recognition judments in nontonal tunes.  Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, USA.

 

Yazıcı, Z. F., Mungan, E., & Kaya, M. (U.). (2014, August).  Gestalt universals or musical enculturation:  Perceiving boundaries in unfamiliar Turkish makam music.  Poster presented at the 13thInternational Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 5th Triennial Conference of the Asian-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Seoul, South Korea.

 

Mungan, E. (2013, October).  Makam müziğinde deneyimli ve deneyimsiz katılımcıların segmentasyon performansı ve bir metod önerisi (The segmentation performance of experience and unexperienced listeners in makam music and a proposal for a new method).  Paper presented at the Psychology & Art Symposium II, Ankara, Turkey.