PROF.DR. METEHAN ÇİÇEK    
Name : METEHAN
Surname : ÇİÇEK
E-Mail : mcicek@ankara.edu.tr, metehan.cicek@gmail.com
Phone Number : +90 312 5958154
Title : PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Department : Dep. of Physiology and Dep. of Neuroscience
Personal Information


Education

·      Ph.D., Ankara University Medical Faculty Physiology Department, Ankara, Türkiye, February 1998.

            Major Areas: Cognitive Neurophysiology, Frontal Cortex

Dissertation: “Assessment of Prefrontal Cortex Asymmetry with Quantitative EEG”.

·      MD., Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Türkiye, July 1994.

 

Affiliations

·      Professor                                 Dep. of Physiology and Neuroscience          2010-…

·      Assoc. Prof.                            Ankara University Health Science Inst.        2006-2010

Department of Neuroscience

·      Assoc. Prof.                            Ankara University School of Medicine         2004–2010                                              Department of Physiology

·      Research Associate                Northwestern University CNADC               2005-2006         (fMRI fellow)                      (Prof. Marsel Mesulam’s Lab)

·      Visiting Postdoc                    University of California at Berkeley             2002

                                               Neuroscience Institute (Prof. Knight’s Lab)             (6 months)

·      Instructor                               Ankara University School of Medicine         1999-2004

Department of Physiology

 

Professional Carrier

·         Head, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program                                               2016-…

·                 Chair-Elect, Turkish Chapter of Org. of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 2014-…

·         Chair-Elect, Turkish Brain Research Organization (BAD)                          2015-…

Director, Ankara University Brain Research Centre                                    2010-2018

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·         Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program                                    2006-2016

·         Member, Academic Evaluation Council                                                      2007-2010

·         Member, Faculty Council of Ankara University School of Medicine         2006-2009

 

Research activities

·      Designing circuit models for the numeric function of the brain and defining a disease map for dyscalculia. Supported by TUBITAK, 2015-2018

·      The effect of fear on time perception processes in brain. Supported by TUBITAK,  2015-2016

·      Evaluation of relation between time perception and reward processing in the brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging in healthy subjects and patients with major depressive disorder. Supported by Ankara University BAP, 2011-2014 

·      Evaluation of the relationship between time perception and working memory with functional magnetic resonance imaging, Supported by Ankara University BAP, 2013-2014

·      The neurology of attention (Dr. Marsel Mesulam’s NIH supported grant), 2005-2006.

·      The assessment of neurocognitive and electrophysiologic endophenotipical determinants of schizophrenia (supported by Ankara University Research Fund), 2004-2006.

·      Thought suppression as a model for obsessive compulsive disorder: An fMRI study (support in part by Turkish Brain Research Association and by Turkish Psychiatry Association), 2004-2006.

·      The assesment of unilateral neglect with fMRI (Supported by: TÜBİTAK (The Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Organization), SBAG-AYD-429), 2003-2004.

·      The brain activity during line bisection task: An EEG and ERP study (Supported by: TÜBİTAK, SBAG-1884), 1998-2001.

·      Function specific mapping of asymmetric activity in healthy volunteers (Supported by: DPT- 94K120230 (State planning department), , 1994-1997

 

Courses

Functional Neuroimaging (Neuroscience PhD program)

Neuroscience-2 (Neuroscience PhD program, this integrated course is given by multiple instructors and is related to sensory, motor systems and cognitive neuroscience)

Evoked and Event Related Potentials (for graduate students in Physiology)

Cognitive Neuroscience (for graduate students in Physiology)

Neurophysiology (for medical students)

General Physiology (for Psychology and Nursery students)

 

Awards, fellowships

·      Brain Research Support Award given by Turkish Brain Research Association and TUBİTAK, 2004

·      The Seymour Kety Travel Scholarship          The Division of Intramural Research NIMH, for attending IV.  FMRI conference

·      TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Organization) postdoctoral research fellowship to work at UC Berkeley Neuroscience Instıtue with Prof. Robert T. Knight

·      The first degree award in basic medical sciences from Ankara Medical Faculty by the study entitled “Assessment of Prefrontal cortex asymmetry by quantitative EEG”, 1998.

·      TÜBİTAK postdoctoral research fellowship to work at Dep. of Physiology, University of Ankara, 1998.

·      TÜBİTAK travel awards to attend three international conferences.

 

Professional memberships

·      Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

·      Turkish Brain Research Organization (BAD)

·      Turkish Brain Research Society and International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

·      Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)

·      Turkish Society of Physiological  Sciences

·      Ankara Chamber of Medicine and Turkish Medical Association


Publications

1.        Apaydın N., Üstün S., Kale EH, Nobre AC, Özgüven HD, Çiçek M., (2018), Neural Mechanisms Underlying Time Perception and Reward Anticipation, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12, 115.

2.        Öner Ö., Çalışır Ö., Ayyıldız N., Çelikağ İ., Uran P., Olkun S., Çiçek M., (2018), Effects of Changed School Entry Rules: Age Effects within Third Grade Students, EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 14(6):2555–2562

3.        Üstün S., Msc; Kale EH, Çiçek M., (2017), Neural networks for time perception and working memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience ; 11: 83.

4.        Shenas SK., Halıcı U., Çiçek M., A comparative analysis of functional connectivity data in resting and task-related conditions of the brain for disease signature of OCD. Proceedings of the 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Article number: 6943756, Pages 978-981, 2014.

5.        Shenas SK., Halıcı U., Çiçek M., Detection of obsessive compulsive disorder using resting-state functional connectivity data. Proceedings of the 2013 6th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2013, Article number: 6746921, Pages 132-136, 2013.

6.        Koçak OM., Kale E., Çiçek M., Default mode connectivity differences in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Activitas Nervosa Superior, 2012, 54, 118-124.

7.        Özel-Kızıl ET, Baskak B, Güneş E, Çiçek M, Atbaşoğlu EC. Hemispatial neglect evaluated by visual line bisection task in schizophrenic patients and their unaffected siblings. Psychiatry Research, 2012, 200, 133-136.

8.        Koçak OM., Yılmaz A., Atbaşoğlu C., Çiçek M., Cognitive control of a simple mental image in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Brain and Cognition, 2011, 76, 390-399.

9.        Çiçek M, Deouell L, Knight RT., Brain activity during landmark and line   bisection tasks, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2009, 3(7),  doi:10.3389/neuro.09.007.2009.

10.    Koçak OM., Çiçek M., Yağmurlu B., Atbaşoğlu C., How is cognitive control of a simple mental image achieved? An fMRI study. International Journal of Neuroscience 118, 1781-1796, 2008.

11.    Çiçek M., Gitelman D., Hurley RSE., Nobre A., ve Mesulam M., Anatomical physiology of extinction. Cerebral Cortex 17(12), 2892-2898, 2007.

12.    Çiçek M, Nalçacı E, Kalaycıoğlu C., Frontal and posterior ERPs related to line Bisection. Perceptual and Motor Skills 105, 587-608, 2007.

13.    Baskak B., Kızıl TÖ., Atbaşoğlu C., Çiçek M., Göğüş AK., Şizofreni hastaları, kardeşleri ve sağlıklı kontrollerde işitsel olaya ilişkin potansiyellerin karşılaştırılması: Konrollü bir çalışma. Nöropsikiyatri Arşivi 44, 10-13, 2007.

14.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E. ve Kalaycıoğlu, C., “Line Bisection Task Performance and Resting EEG Alpha Power,” International Journal of Neuroscience, 113, 849-866, 2003.

15.    Nalçacı E, Kalaycıoğlu C, Güneş E, Çiçek M., El tercihi anketinin geçerlik ve güvenilirliği. Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi 13, 99-106, 2002.

16.    Güneş E, Nalçacı E, Kalaycıoğlu C, Çiçek M, Kara F., Çizgi bölme testi ve test-tekrar test güvenilirliği. 3P Dergisi 10(1), 33-39, 2002.

17.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E.: Interhemispheric asymmetry of EEG alpha activity at rest and during the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Relations with performance. Biological Psychology, 58:75-88, 2001.

18.    Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Çiçek, M., Genç, Y.: Relations between handedness and fine motor performance. Cortex, 37:493-500, 2001.

19.    Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Çiçek, M., Budanur, Ö.E.: Magical ideation and right-sided hemispatial inattention on a spatial working memory task: Influences of sex and handedness. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 91:883-892, 2000.

20.    Kalaycıoğlu, C. Nalçacı, E., Budanur, Ö.E, Genç, Y., Çiçek, M.: The effect of familial sinistrality on the relation between schizophrenialike thinking and pseudoneglect. Brain and Cognition, 44:564-576, 2000.

21.    Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Yavuzer, S.: Pseudoneglect of males and females on a spatial short-term memory task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 84:99-105, 1997.

 

Presentations (International Conferences)

1.        Sertaç Üstün, Emre H. Kale, Metehan Çiçek (2016), Common and different brain regions in time perception and working memory, OHBM 2016 Annual Meeting, June 26-30, Geneva, Switzerland.

2.        Metehan Çiçek, Nihal Apaydin, Arzu Has, Emre H. Kale, İpek Çelikağ, Sertaç Üstün, Bora Baskak, Halise Devrimci Ozguven (2016), DTI in MDD Patients Reveals Widespread White Matter Changes in Reward and Timing Circuits, OHBM 2016 Annual Meeting, June 26-30, Geneva, Switzerland.

3.        Nihal Apaydin, Emre H. Kale, İpek Çelikağ, Sertac Ustun, Bora Baskak, Halise Devrimci Ozguven, Metehan Çiçek (2016), Neural Mechanisms Underlying Time Perception and Reward Prospect in Major Depressive Disorder, OHBM 2016 Annual Meeting, June 26-30, Geneva, Switzerland.

4.        Sertac Üstün, Emre H. Kale, Metehan Çiçek (2014), The Relationship Between Time Perception and Working Memory, OHBM 2014 Annual Meeting, June 8-12, Hamburg, Germany, p 62.

5.        Nihal Apaydin, Sertac Ustun, Emre H. Kale, Halise Devrimci Ozguven, Metehan Çiçek (2014), Neural Mechanisms Underlying Time Perception and Reward Prospect, OHBM 2014 Annual Meeting, June 8-12, Hamburg, Germany, p 63.

6.        Emre H. Kale, Sertac Ustun, Metehan Çiçek (2014), Effective connectivity of brain regions related to time perception and working memory, OHBM 2014 Annual Meeting, June 8-12, Hamburg, Germany, p 63.

7.        Orhan Murat Koçak, Emre H. Kale, Metehan Çiçek (2014), Default Mode Network Connectivity Differences In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OHBM 2014 Annual Meeting, June 8-12, Hamburg, Germany, p 166.

8.        Koçak OM, Yılmaz A., Atbaşoğlu C., Çiçek M., (2011) Cognitive control of a simple mental image in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, OHBM 17th annual meeting, June 2011, Quebeck City, Canada.

9.        Ceylan AC., Altınışık M., Bağ M., Cansız A., Doğan F., Çiçek M., (2009), The effect of attention on exam success. VIth International Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, Marmaris, 14-18 April, 2009, p 103-104.

10.    Çiçek M., Gitelman D., Hurley RSE., Nobre A., ve Mesulam M., Anatomical physiology of extinction. Xth International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Abstract Book, Bodrum, September 1st-5th, 2008, s. 166.

11.    Çiçek M., Gitelman D., Hurley RSE., Nobre A., ve Mesulam M., Anatomical physiology of extinction. Neuroimage 36 (Supplement 1), S82, 2007

12.    Çiçek M, Deouell L, D’Esposito M, Knight RT, Brain activity during landmark and line bisection tasks, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 54 (1-2):101, 2004.

13.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E. ve Kalaycıoğlu, C. Line Bisection Task Performance and Resting EEG Alpha Power. Abstracts 4th European Conference of the FEPS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Journal of Psychophysiology, 14 (Supplement 1), 36-37, 2000.

14.    Nalçacı E., Çiçek M., Kalaycıoğlu C.: Line bisection task performance and resting EEG alpha asymmetry. Abstracts 4th European Conference of the FEPS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Journal of Psychophysiology, 14 (Supplement 1), 50-51, 2000.

15.    Çiçek M., Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C.: Line bisection task performance and resting EEG alpha asymmetry. 2nd International Symposium on Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessment of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Program and Abstract Book, Bursa, October 22-24, 1999, p. 33.

16.    Kalaycıoğlu, C., Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M: A modified method for assesment of turning bias in humans. 2nd International Symposium on Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessment of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Program and Abstract Book, Bursa, October 22-24, 1999, p. 31-32.

17.    Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Genç, Y., Budanur, Ö., Çiçek, M: Pseudoneglect and schizotypal thinking. 2nd International Symposium on Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessment of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Program and Abstract Book, Bursa, October 22-24, 1999, p. 29.

18.    Kalaycıoğlu, C., Nalçacı, E., Budanur, Ö., Çiçek, M.: The effect of familial sinistrality on the relation between schizotypy and pseudoneglect. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 30(1-2):172-173,1998, p. 172

19.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E.: Hemispheric asymmetry of EEG alpha activity at rest and during Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Relations with performance. 4th Laterality and Psychopathology Conferance, University of London, United Kingdom, Programme and Abstracts, June 19-21 1997, pp. 19.

20.    Nalçacı,E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Budanur, Ö., Çiçek, M., Brugger, P.: Magical ideation and pseudoneglect on a spatial short-term memory task. 4th Laterality and Psychopathology Conference, University of London, United Kingdom, Programme and Abstracts, June 19-21 1997, pp. 35.

21.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Pamuklar, E., Yavuzer, S.: The effects of handedness on lateral asymmetry in a free vision study of spatial memory. International Journal of Psychology, 31(3-4):402,1996.

22.    Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Pamuklar, E., Yavuzer, S.: The effects of gender on lateral asymmetry in a free vision study of spatial memory. International Journal of Psychology, 31(3-4):86,1996.

23.    Kalaycıoğlu, C., Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M., Yavuzer, S.: The effect of gender and familial sinistrality on the relation between pseudoneglect phenomenon and finger tapping performance. 8th World Congress of International Organization of Psychophysiology, Programme and Abstracts, June 25-30, 1996, Tampere, Finland, Pp. 133.

24.     Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M., Pamuklar, E., Yavuzer, S.: The relationships between handedness, finger tapping and spatial memory tasks. Abstracts of the first FEBS Congress, 9-12 September 1995, Maastricht, The Netherlands, European Journal of Physiology, Supp 430(4):R34,1995.

Presentations (National Conferences)

1.        Çiçek, M. (2015), Assesment of effective connectivity of the brain with fMRI Anatomy, 9 (Suppl 1):S15-S16

2.        Sertac Üstün, Emre H. Kale, Metehan Çiçek (2014), Zaman algısı ve çalışma belleği ilişkisi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi, 77 (Ek sayı 1), s 30.

3.        Nihal Apaydin, Sertac Ustun, Emre H. Kale, Halise Devrimci Ozguven, Metehan Çiçek (2014), Zaman algısının beyindeki ödül sistemiyle olan ilişkisi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi, 77 (Ek sayı 1), s 30.

4.        Orhan Murat Koçak, Emre H. Kale, Metehan Çiçek (2014), Obsesif kompulsif bozuklukta dinlenim durumu ağı bağlantısallık farkları, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi, 77 (Ek sayı 1), s 55.

5.        Shenas SK., Halıcı U., Çiçek M., (2014), OKB hastalık imzası için fMRI işlevsel bağlantısallık verilerinin analizi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi, 77 (Ek sayı 1), s 40.

6.        Koçak OM., Yılmaz A., Atbaşoğlu C., Çiçek M., (2011), Obsesif kompulsif bozukluk hastalarında basit bir zihinsel imgenin kognitif kontrolü: Bir fMRI çalışması. 10. Ulusal Sinirbilim Kongresi Özet Kitabı, s 33.

7.        Koçak OM., Çiçek M., Yağmurlu B., Atbaşoğlu C., Brain regions associated with suppressing a spatial image. Neuroanatomy, 6 (Supplement 1), pp 5-6, 2007.

8.        Çiçek M, Deouell L, D’Esposito M, Knight RT., Brain activity during landmark and line bisection tasks. Neuroanatomy, 4 (Supplement 1), pp 10, 2005.

9.        Baskak B, Ozel T, Çiçek, M, Gugus AK, Atbasoglu EC., Between group differences and interrelations of the auditory P300, N100 and P200 wavefroms in schizophrenic patiens, their first degree relatives and healthy controls Neuroanatomy, 4 (Supplement 1), pp 9, 2005.

10.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., “Late Event-Related Potentials Related to Frontal-Posterior Spatial Attention Processes” 2nd National Congress of Neuroscience, Bursa, Neuroanatomy, 2 (Supplement 1), pp 2, 2003.

11.    Nalçacı E, Kalaycıoğlu C, Güneş E, Çiçek M El tercihi anketi maddelerinin güvenilirlik ve geçerliliği. Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 27. Ulusal Fizyoloji Kongresi, Program ve Bildiri Özetleri, İstanbul, 8-12 Ekim 2001, s. 93.

12.    Güneş E, Kalaycıoğlu C, Kara F, Nalçacı E, Çiçek M. Çizgi bölme testi test-yeniden test güvenilirliği. Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 26. Ulusal Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri, İstanbul, 8-12 Ekim 2001, s. 92.

13.    Çiçek M., Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C.: Yalancı ihmale olaya ilişkin potansiyel penceresinden bakış. Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 26. Ulusal Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri, Eskişehir, 4-8 Eylül, 2000, s. 161.

14.    Kalaycıoğlu, C., Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M: Dönme yönü tercihi farklı bireylerde şizofreni benzeri düşünceler: Dopamin aktivasyonunun rolü. Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 26. Ulusal Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri, Eskişehir, 4-8 Eylül, 2000, s. 31.

15.    Kalaycıoğlu, C., Nalçacı, E., Genç, Y., Çiçek, M: El tercihi, göz tercihi, ayak tercihi ve ince motor performans ilişkisi. 25. Ulusal Fizyoloji Kongresi Bildiri Özetleri, Elazığ, 6-10 Eylül 1999, s. 156.

16.    Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Genç, Y., Budanur, Ö., Çiçek, M: Yalancı ihmal ve şizotipal düşünce. 25. Ulusal Fizyoloji Kongresi Bildiri Özetleri, Elazığ, 6-10 Eylül 1999, s. 157.

17.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E.: Wiskonsin Kart Eşleştirme Testi ve dinlenim sırasında EEG alfa aktivitesinin interhemisferik asimetrisi. Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 23. Ulusal Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri, 29 Eylül - 4 Ekim 1997, Adana, s. 24.

18.    Kalaycıoğlu, C., Budanur, Ö., Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M., Yavuzer, S. “Sağlaklarda Asimetrik Görsel Uzaysal Değerlendirme“ Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 23. Ulusal Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri, s.52, Adana, 1997.

19.    Çiçek, M., Nalçacı, E., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Bayar, P.: Elit atıcılarda atıcılık performansı ile bilişsel işlevler arasındaki ilişki. 4. Spor Bilimleri Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri, 1-3 Kasım 1996, Ankara, s. 31.

20.    Nalçacı, E., Çiçek, M., Pamuklar, E., Yavuzer, S.: El tercihi ve cinsiyetin parmak vuru ve uzaysal yakın bellek testlerindeki performans ile ilişkisi, Türk Fizyolojik Bilimler Derneği 21. Ulusal Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri Kitabı, 24-28 Eylül 1995 Ankara, s. 42.