Buse Merve Ürgen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, TED University. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Bilkent University, Turkey in 2021. She did her BA in Psychology at Bilkent University (2011), and MS in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, UK (2012). Following her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center and National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). Her primary research interest is to understand how top-down mechanisms such as expectation and attention affect visual perception and decision-making processes using psychophysics, computational modeling and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).