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Jaap Munneke

Jaap Munneke received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology in 2010 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

His Ph.D. research involved investigating the neural correlates of preparatory spatial attention in early visual cortex, with a special interest in the role of the primary visual cortex.

Since completing his Ph.D. he has worked in a number of labs investigating control mechanisms of visual attention. Currently his research is strongly focused on how ‘value’ (stimuli that signal monetary value, make you happy, satiate hunger etc.) in the visual environment influences attentional selection behavior, working memory representations and visual processes in general. In addition, Jaap has a strong interest in the link between psychopathic traits and deficits in attention control mechanisms.



Department of Psychology & Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Assistant Professor/Faculty
• Teaching: Courses taught: Visual Neuroscience, Introduction to Psychology, Perception,
Attention and Action
• Student supervision: Directed Research (pre-cursor to Bachelor’s Thesis), Senior Thesis
(Bachelor’s thesis).
• Research: Attentional Control Mechanisms, Perceptual Averaging, Value-Driven Cognition,
Optimizing Task-Performance, Cognitive Factors of Psychopathy
• Research methods: EEG, Eye Tracking/Pupillometry and Behavioural Measures.


Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center – Bilkent University, Turkey 
Visiting Scientist
• Research: Value-Driven Attentional Guidance, Motivated Cognition
• Research methods: Behavioural Measures.