I’m a researcher at Hacettepe University and the associate editor of Hacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Letters. My research investigates use of space in language and memory operations mainly through eye movements. I'm an avid user of R and supporter of open and reproducible science.


  • PhD in Psychology, 2018
  • University of Birmingham
    Thesis title: Looking for language in space: spatial simulations in memory for language (.html)
    Supervisor: Dr Robin L Thompson
    Viva examiners: Dr Steven Frisson (University of Birmingham), Dr Daniel Richardson (University College London)

  • MSc in Psychology, 2014 (distinction)
  • University of Birmingham
    Thesis title: Effect of Speech Rate and Overlapping on Multimodal Language Processing: Evidence from Eye Movements (.pdf)

  • MA in Translation & Interpreting, 2011
  • Hacettepe University
    Thesis title: Visual Focal Loci in Simultaneous Interpreting (.pdf)

  • BA in Translation & Interpreting, 2008
  • Hacettepe University


  • Grounded-embodied Cognition
  • Memory for Language
  • Spatial Perception
  • Cognitive Translation & Interpreting Studies

  • Researcher IDs

  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0844-3562
  • Google Scholar: XNLBSA4AAAAJ&HL
  • WOS Researcher ID: E-5568-2012
  • YÖK Researcher ID: JBOSSN183
  • Hacettepe University AVESİS: Alper Kumcu
  • Research Gate: Alper Kumcu