dr. F. Yildirim (Funda)

Assistant Professor


My research focuses on making motor, cognitive and social skills easily acquirable by using advancements in technology. Learning to speak a new language, operating a machine or overcoming a trauma might all benefit from systems such as virtual reality training or receiving feedback through brain-computer interfaces.

By identifying common needs of learning requirements, we hope to overcome the difficulties in educational activities for everyone through interdisciplinary research including engineering, physchology and education sciences.


Other Contributions

Yorgancıgil, E., Yildirim, F., Urgen, B. A., & Erdogan, S.B (2022) An Exploratory Analysis of the Neural Correlates of Human-Robot Interactions with functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2022.883905/full).

Rijnders, B., Korkmaz, E.E. & YıldırımF(2022). CNN for a Connectivity Based Epilepsy Diagnosis with Resting-state EEG. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11517-022-02560-w

Katircilar, D., Yildirim., F. (2022) Harmonicity of Sound Alters Roughness Perception. (Under Review, Preprint available https://psyarxiv.com/qb523/).

Yorgancıgil, E., Urgen, B. A., & Yildirim, F. (2021). Uncanny Valley Effect is Amplified with Multimodal Stimuli and Varies Across Ages. (Under Review, Preprint available https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/dtvjp).

Senguler, B., Ozilgen, S. & Yildirim, F. (2021) How Food Cognition Affects Evaluation Behavior: A functional Food Development Study (Submitted).

Turk, D.D. & Yildirim, F. (2022) Attention towards Facial Regions Varies between Emotion Types but not between Attachment Styles (Under Review, Preprint available https://psyarxiv.com/268vw/).

Canatan, N., Demircan A., Yildirim, F., Sener S. (2022) The False Memory
Effect Within and Across Languages and The Role of Instruction. (Submitted).

UT Research Information System

Google Scholar Link


  • Research Methods in Cognitive Sciences
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Virtual Reality for Behavioral Sciences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience



Affiliated Study Programmes


Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Finished Projects

  • Investigation of Auditory Localization Performance Based on Multiple Sensory Modalities and Auditory Learning Types.

  • The effect of temporal ordering and sound source in understanding the perception of sound events.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B322
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B322
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands