Ezgi started her PhD project with the Meaning, Culture, and Cognition group in September 2017. In her project, she investigates the influence of perceptual modality on motion event perception by comparing gesture production for the same motion events that are presented as either visual or auditory. She further investigates how obligatory reliance on non-visual senses in motion event perception changes speakers’ event conceptualization and gesture by comparing sighted and blind individuals. This project overall aims to reveal unknown interactions among modality of perception, mental imagery, and gesture and to contribute to our existing knowledge about multimodal utterances and their link to cognition and language interface.
Ezgi Mamus completed her bachelor in Department of Psychology at Bogazici University, Turkey (2013) and did her MA in cognitive psychology (2016) at the same university focusing on the influence of semantic information on scene memory. During her bachelor and MA years she was a research assistant in Cognitive Processes Lab working on cultural influences on perception and memory. She also worked in Autobiographical Memory Lab and explored her interests in autobiographical memory and cognitive processes of visually impaired individuals. During the last year of her MA (2016), she started to work as a research assistant in the L2TOR project, funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020, exploring the use of social robots in second language learning. She is currently affiliated to the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) and the Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH) at the Radboud University.