"Consciousness is only possible through change;
change is only possible through movement."
--- A. Huxley


This graphic art is designed by one of our founder members, E. Öykü Us.The Mind and Behavior Lab (MBLab) is a research lab focused on exploring the intersection of philosophy of mind, attention, perception, social behavior, judgment and decision making, and cognitive modeling. Our mission is to advance our understanding of these complex and multifaceted topics through rigorous empirical research, theoretical development, and collaboration with scholars across a range of disciplines. MBLab was founded on April 5th, 2022. We, as the installers of MBLab, have similar research passions on different but related topics, including (1) philosophy of mind, (2) attention, perception, and social behavior, (3) judgement and decision making, and (4) cognitive modeling.


There are some other research labs and study groups in the Department of Psychology at Baskent University (Ankara, Türkiye), in which we carry on our research but we want to initiate a somewhat specific lab with a different academic and educational mission. MBLab is mainly designed as a Lab for future studies. The initiators of the MBLab consist of an emeritus professor of social psychology, a Ph.D. student of cognitive sciences, and an M.Sc. student of social psychology. Members of the MBLab have previous studies and projects before the Lab was founded. However, this site (and the Lab) contains scientific works which has been carried out after the April 5th, 2022.


At MBLab, we believe that the study of mind and behavior has the potential to provide valuable insights into fundamental questions about the nature of human cognition, social interaction, and the ways in which we make sense of the world around us. We are committed to conducting high-quality research that is both theoretically informed and grounded in real-world data, and to disseminating our findings to a broad audience through publication in top-tier academic journals, conference presentations, and public outreach activities.


In addition to conducting research, MBLab is also dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of researchers and scholars. We welcome students at all levels to join us in exploring these exciting and challenging research areas, and to take an active role in shaping the direction and focus of our lab.


Overall, our goal at MBLab is to make meaningful contributions to the field of psychology and to the broader scientific community, and to inspire others to share in our passion for understanding the complexities of the human mind and behavior.



* The graphic art on the right is designed by one of our founder members, E. Öykü Başerdem.