Asst. Prof. Hulusi Kafalıgönül of UMRAM has received the Distinguished Young Scientist (BAGEP) award for 2022. The awards are given by the Science Academy Association (Bilim Akademisi Derneği), established in 2011, “to promote, practice and uphold the principles of scientific merit, freedom, and integrity.” The objective of the award program is to recognize promising young scientists.
Dr. Kafalıgönül has been recognized for his work in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. Using both experimental and computational techniques, his research group aims to understand the temporal dynamics of sensory and perceptual processing with a particular emphasis on vision. These studies have been supported by national (TÜBİTAK, TÜBA) and international (EU Marie Curie Actions, British Academy) research organizations.