In addition to the areas that I conduct research studies, I am interested in the studies in field of neuroscience, mind, brain, and their implications for learning and instruction. I follow the new research findings related to these subjects.
Music is important in my life. I love to watch musicals. I am a member of Presidential Chorus of Middle East Technical University. We sing Turkish Classical Music. I enjoy singing (mostly folk music) with friends when we get together during dinners. Some of my favorite musicians are Özay Gönlüm from my home city, Denizli, Yo-Yo Ma, Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Göksel Baktagir, Rod Steward, Tina Turner, Glenn Miller- Glenn Miller Orchestra.
I like varieties of sports such as swimming, skiing etc. I used to play volleyball at the college team. But, my favorite sport is hiking in the Nature. I can walk for long hours in the nature. Another activity that I favor is flower gardening.
Even though I cannot spare time any more, I love design and tailor clothes. I used to do that for my own clothes.
I am married and have a daughter.