İlke Öztekin



Ilke grew up in Istanbul Turkey. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Ilke embarked on her graduate studies at the Cognition & Perception program of New York University’s Department of Psychology and completed her postdoctoral training at the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University. Ilke is an Experimental Psychologist and Cognitive Neuroscientist who studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support human memory and executive function, with particular focus on working memory, cognitive control and focus of attention. Her research utilizes computational modeling and neuroimaging methods to investigate these topics in healthy adults, in aging, and during typical and atypical development, as well as individual differences in capacity and processing efficiency in these domains.


  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, New York University, 2008
  • M.A., Psychology, New York University, 2006
  • B.A., Psychology, Boğaziçi University, 2003


  • Co-Investigator, "Biosignatures of executive function and emotion regulation in young children with ADHD." R01MH112588-02 Computational Administrative Supplement (NIH), 2019-2021.
  • Principal Investigator, "Cognitive mechanisms that lead to age related memory deficits." FP7 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, 2011- 2015.
  • Principal Investigator, "Individual differences in working memory capacity." TÜBITAK 1001, 2011-2014.
  • Co-Investigator, "Local networks for modeling and classification of brain activity during cognitive processing." TÜBITAK 1001, 2013-2016.
  • Co-Investigator, "Multi-layered cognitive learning model." TÜBITAK 1003, 2014-2016.
  • Graduate Student, "Proactive interference resolution in working memory." New York University Center for Brain Imaging, 2007.
  • Graduate Student, "Retrieval from working memory." New York University Center for Brain Imaging, 2006.
  • Graduate Student, "Retrieval from working memory." Seaver Foundation, 2005.