Dr Zeynep Barlas

Job: Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: 0116 366 4224

E: zeynep.barlas@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Barlas' research is mainly focused on the examination of the mechanisms underlying the sense of agency, i.e., the subjective experience of being in control of one's actions and the outcomes of these actions. Dr Barlas uses both behavioural methods and electroencephalography (EEG) techniques to investigate how sense of agency is altered in individual and joint actions as well as during human-robot interactions. Dr Barlas is also interested in cross-cultural differences in self-construal, i.e., one’s self-perception in relation to the others, and how these differences can be linked to one's sense of agency and feeling of responsibility over the consequences of their actions.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Research interests/expertise

  • Sense of agency
  • Self-construal
  • Cross-cultural differences in cognition
  • Human-Robot interaction


  • PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience-Psychology Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
  • MA, Cognitive Science, Bogazici University (Turkey)
  • BSc, Computer Science and Engineering, Yildiz Technical University (Turkey)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC)
  • Psychonomic Society
  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)
  • Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS)

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