Güneş Ünal

Neuroscience

Assistant Professor

Vice Chair, Cognitive Science Program

Member, Center for Life Sciences & Technologies

+90 212 359 70 50 

Education: 
  • Postdoc, University of Oxford, 2017
  • PhD, Rutgers University, 2012
  • BA, Boğaziçi University, 2008
Courses Taught: 
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior
  • Neuroscience
  • Advanced Neuroscience
  • Learning
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Selected Topics in Psychobiology: Contemporary Questions & Techniques in Neuroscience
  • Theories in Pyschology
Research Interests: 
  • The limbic system
  • Basal forebrain
  • Neuronal oscillations
  • Animal models of anxiety and depression
  • Neuromodulatory systems
Recent Publications: 

 

Ecevitoglu A, Canbeyli R, Unal G (2019) Oral ketamine alleviates behavioral despair without cognitive impairment in Wistar rats. Beh Brain Res DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112058.


 

Unal GCanbeyli R (2019) Psychomotor retardation in depression: a critical measure of the forced swim test. Beh Brain Res DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112047.


 

Unal G (2019) The cortico-hippocampal circuit: the brain's center for mapping & declarative memory. Journal of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine 72(1):13-23.


 

Viney TJ, Salib M, Joshi A, Unal G, Berry N, Somogyi P (2018) Shared rhythmic subcortical GABAergic input to the entorhinal cortex and presubiculum. eLife DOI: 10.7554/eLife.34395.


 

Unal G, Crump MG, Viney TJ, Éltes T, Katona L, Klausberger T, Somogyi P (2018) Spatio-temporal specialization of GABAergic septo-hippocampal neurons for rhythmic network activity. Brain Struct Funct 223:2409-2432.


 

Samarth P, Ball JM, Unal G, Pare D, Nair SS (2017) Mechanisms of memory storage in a model perirhinal network. Brain Struct Funct 222:183–200.


 

Bocchio M, Fisher S, Unal G, Ellender TJ, Vyazovskiy V, Capogna M (2016) Sleep and serotonin modulate paracapsular nitric oxide synthase expressing neurons of the amygdala. eNeuro DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0177–16.2016.


 

Unal G, Joshi A, Viney TJ, Kis V, Somogyi P (2015) Synaptic targets of medial septal projections in the hippocampus and extra-hippocampal cortices of the mouse. J Neurosci 35(48):15812–15826.


 

Unal G, Pare J-F, Smith Y, Pare D (2014) Cortical inputs innervate calbindin-immunoreactive interneurons of the basolateral amygdaloid complex. J Comp Neurol 522:1915–1928.


 

Unal G, Pare J-F, Smith Y, Pare D (2013) Differential connectivity of short- vs. long-range extrinsic and intrinsic cortical inputs to perirhinal neurons. J Comp Neurol 521:2538–2550.


 

Unal G, Apergis-Schoute J, Pare D (2012) Associative properties of the perirhinal network. Cereb Cortex 22:1318–1332.