Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

Urgen BA, Kutas M, Saygin AP (2018). Uncanny valley as a window into predictive processing in the social brain. Neuropsychologia, 114, 181-185 (link to paper).

Hofree G*, Urgen BA*, Winkielman P, Saygin AP (2015). Observation and imitation of actions performed by humans, androids, and robots: an EMG study. Front. Human Neurosci. 9:364 (link to paper).

Urgen BA, Miller LE (2015). Towards an empirically grounded predictive coding account of action understanding. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(12), 4789-4791 (link to paper)

Urgen BA, Plank M, Ishiguro H, Poizner H, and Saygin AP (2013) EEG theta and mu oscillations during perception of human and robot actions. Front. Neurorobot. 7:19 (link to paper)

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PAPERS

Burcu A. Urgen*, Selen Pehlivan*, Ayse P. Saygin. “Representational similarity of actions in the human brain”. 6th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI), Trento, Italy, 2016 (link to paper)

Burcu A. Urgen, Alvin Li, Chris Berka, Marta Kutas, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Ayse P. Saygin. “Predictive coding and the uncanny valley hypothesis: Evidence from electrical brain activity”. Cognition: A Bridge Between Robotics and Interaction workshop at the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Portland, OR, USA, 2015.

Burcu A. Urgen, Markus Plank, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Howard Poizner, Ayse P. Saygin. “Temporal Dynamics of Action Perception: The Role of Biological Appearance and Motion Kinematics”. 34th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan, 2012.

Ayse P. Saygin, Thierry Chaminade, Burcu A. Urgen, Hiroshi Ishiguro. “Cognitive neuroscience and robotics: A mutually beneficial joining of forces”. Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Human-robot interaction: Perspectives and contributions to robotics from the human sciences, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2011.

* Joint first authors

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Burcu A. Urgen, Stefania Ferri, Guy A. Orban. Natural observed action classes in the human brain. Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2018.

Ayse P. Saygin, Burcu A. Urgen. Predictive coding account of action perception: Evidence from effective connectivity in the action observation network. Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2018.

Burcu A. Urgen, Pietro Avanzini, Veronica Pellicia, Roberto Mai, Giorgio Lo Russo, Guy A. Orban. Spatiotemporal dynamics of action observation during and after touch events: A stereo EEG study. Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., 2017.

Ayse P. Saygin, Burcu A. Urgen, Selen Pehlivan. Representational similarity of actions in the human brain. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Tampa, Florida, 2017.

Burcu A. Urgen, Guy A. Orban. Visual perception of communicative hand actions in the parietal cortex. Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2016.

Ayse P. Saygin, Burcu A. Urgen, Selen Pehlivan. Visual population codes for perceived actions in the human brain. Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2016.

Burcu A. Urgen, Selen Pehlivan, Ayse P. Saygin. Representational properties of the Action Observation Network revealed by computer vision and RSA. Annual Meeting of Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016.

Burcu A. Urgen, Ayse P. Saygin. Visual action population codes in the human brain. Annual Meeting of Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2015.

Burcu A. Urgen, Alvin X. Li, Chris Berka, Marta Kutas, Ayse P. Saygin. Predictive coding as a mechanism for Uncanny valley: Event-related potentials and source localization. Annual Meeting of Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2015.

Burcu A. Urgen, Ayse P. Saygin. Representational similarity analysis of fMRI responses in brain areas involved in visual action processing. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Tampa, Florida, 2015.

Wednesday Bushong, Burcu A. Urgen, Luke E. Miller, Ayse P. Saygin. Influence of form and motion on biological motion prediction. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Tampa, Florida, 2015.

Burcu A. Urgen, Alvin Li, Chris Berka, Marta Kutas, Ayse P. Saygin. The predictive account of the uncanny valley: Evidence from event-related brain potentials, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, 2014.

Burcu A. Urgen, Wayne Khoe, Alvin Li, Ayse P. Saygin. Visual evoked potentials in response to biological and non-biological agents. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Tampa, Florida, 2014.

Burcu A.Urgen, Markus Plank, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Howard Poizner, Ayse P. Saygin. EEG Mu and Theta Oscillations during Perception of Human and Robot Actions, Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2013.

Ayse P. Saygin, Burcu A. Urgen, Markus Plank, Thiery Chaminade, James Kilner, Jon Driver, Howard Poizner, Marta Kutas, Chris Frith, Hiroshi Ishiguro. The Visual Processing of Body Movements Studied with Natural and Artificial Agents, Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 2012.

Burcu A. Urgen, Markus Plank, Marta Kutas, Howard Poizner, Ayse P. Saygin. “Temporal Characteristics of Neural Processing During Action Perception: The Role of Biological Form and Biological Motion”. 5th Annual Inter-science of Learning Center Student and Post-doc Conference, San Diego, CA, 2012.

Burcu A. Urgen, Markus Plank, Marta Kutas, Howard Poizner, Ayse P. Saygin. “Temporal Characteristics of Neural Processing during Action Perception: The Role of Biological Form and Biological Motion”. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida, 2012.

Burcu A. Urgen, Markus Plank, Marta Kutas, Howard Poizner, Ayse P. Saygin. “ERP Signatures Associated with Biological Form and Biological Motion Processing During Action Perception”. Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, 2012.

Ayse P. Saygin, Thierry Chaminade, Burcu A. Urgen, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Jon Driver, Chris Frith. “The Perception of Body Movements: The Role of Biological Motion and Form”. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, 2011, Naples, Florida.

Burcu A. Urgen, Donald J. Hagler, Jon Driver, Ayse P. Saygin. “Top-down and Bottom-up Modulation of Retinotopic Activity in Temporal and Parietal Cortex”. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, 2011, Naples, Florida.

Burcu A. Urgen, Markus Plank, Howard Poizner, Ayse P. Saygin. “Social Cognition and Interactive Artifical Agents”. 10th Anniversary Celebration of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2010, La Jolla, CA.

Ayse P. Saygin, Burcu A. Urgen, Donald J. Hagler, Jon Driver. “Retinotopic Maps in Human Cortex: Effects of stimulus structure, attentional load and top-down attention”. Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, 2010, San Diego, CA.