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Ezgi Mamus


Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT Nijmegen
Room: E 4.28

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.

Mamus, E., & Karadöller, D.Z. (in press). Visual imagery in autobiographical memories. In S. Gülgöz, B. Ece, & S. Öner (Eds.) Remembering Life: Autobiographical Memories. Istanbul: Koç University Press (in Turkish).

Kanero, J., Geçkin V., Oranç, C., Mamus, E., Küntay, A. C., & Göksun, T. (2018). Social robots for early language learning. Child Development Perspectives. doi: 10.1111/cdep

Belpaeme, T., Vogt, P., van den Berghe, R., Bergmann, K., Göksun, T., de Haas, M., Kanero, J., Kennedy, J., Küntay, A. C., Oudgenoeg-Paz, O., Papadopoulos, F., Schodde, T., Verhagen, J., Wallbridge, C. D., Willemsen, B., de Wit, J., Geçkin, V., Hoffmann, L., Kopp, S., Krahmer, E., Mamus, E., Montanier, J. M., Oranç, C., & Pandey, A. K. (2018). Guidelines for designing social robots as second language tutors. International Journal of Social Robotics. doi: 10.1007/s12369-018-0467-6

Mamus, E., & Boduroglu, A. (2018). The role of context on boundary extension. Visual Cognition, 26(2), 115-130. doi:10.1080/13506285.2017.1399947.

Kanero, J., de Haas, M., Mamus, E., Oranç, C., van den Berghe, R., Verhagen, J., Oudgenoeg-Paz, O., Bergmann, K., Schodde, T., Küntay, A. C., Göksun, T., Vogt, P., (2017, October). Observing human tutoring to develop robot-based language lessons. Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2017, Bielefeld, Germany.

Geçkin, V., Mamus, E., Oranç, C., Kanero, J., Küntay, A.C., & Göksun, T. (2017, August). L2 Teachers’ Verbal and Nonverbal Orchestration in Preschools: Implications for Educational Robots. Poster presented at the 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Geçkin, V., Mamus, E., Oranç, C., Güven, B., Küntay, A.C., & Göksun, T. (2017, April). Development of spatial concepts in a second language: Can feedback defeat complexity?. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Mamus, E., & Boduroglu, A. (2016, November). The Role of Context in Boundary Extension. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Mamus, E., Boduroglu, A., & Gutchess, A. (2015, November). Cross-Cultural Differences in Conceptual Scene Processing. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Mamus, E., Yallak, E., & Boduroglu, A. (2015, March) Conceptual consistency and metacognitive awareness in scene perception. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mamus, E., Sofuoğlu, G., Göz, B., Berntsen, D., & Tekcan, A. I. (2013, June) Characteristics of involuntary autobiographical memories in the blind. Poster presented at the meeting of Social Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory – Memory and Imagination, Con Amore, Aarhus, Denmark.


2017 – Present Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
PhD Candidate at Center for Language Studies &
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Supervisors: Dr. Aslı Özyürek & Dr. Asifa Majid
2013 – 2016 Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Institute of Social Sciences
Cognitive Psychology M.A.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Aysecan Boduroglu
Jan. – Jun. 2012 L’Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Erasmus Program
2008 – 2013 Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Psychology B.A., with Honors degree

Research Experience

Jan. 2016 – Sep. 2017 Research Assistant,
L2TOR Project, Koç University
Explores the use of social robots in second language acquisition
Funded by EU-Horizon 2020
Supervision of Dr. Aylin Küntay & Dr. Tilbe Göksun
2012 – 2016 Research Assistant,
Cognitive Processes Lab, Boğaziçi University
Scene perception and memory
Supervision of Dr. Aysecan Boduroglu
2012 – 2015 Research Assistant
Autobiographical Memory Lab, Boğaziçi University
Involuntary memories in blind and visually impaired individuals
Supervision of Dr. Ali I. Tekcan
May – Jun. 2012 Visiting Research Assistant
Con Amore, Aarhus University
Involuntary memories
Supervision of Dr. Dorthe Berntsen


2013 – 2016; TUBITAK Science Graduate Scholarship 

by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

2008 – 2013; TUBITAK Science Undergraduate Scholarship

by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

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