Ayda Tekok-Kilic

Associate Professor

Office: CRN 343
905-688-5550 x3937

Dr. Tekok-Kilic is a clinical and cognitive neuroscientists whose major research focus is anxiety and attention deficit spectrum.  She studies cognitive, sensory and temperamental aspects of cognitive control and emotion regulation in youth and emerging adults with anxiety and attentional difficulties. Overarching goal of her program is to translate research into targeted assessments and interventions in mental health. She collaborates closely with local mental health agencies. She is the director of Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory (DNLab) housed in CHYS and Cognition and Anxiety Laboratory (CANLab) located at the Pathstone Children’s Mental Health Research Institute. Dr. Tekok-Kilic uses neuro-cognitive tests, self-report questionnaires and neurophysiological  measures (EEG, eye-movements and pupillometry) in studying brain-cognition/emotion. Dr. Tekok-Kilic is a supporting core faculty of Brock University Neuroscience undergraduate program.

Developmental psychopathological approach to anxiety and ADHD
Functional brain connectivity underlying cognitive control
Cognitive, sensory and temperamental aspects of cognitive control in anxiety and ADHD
Threat detection and novelty processing in the context of cognitive control
Strenght  based assessment of executive skills (focus on cognitive control)
Sex differences in anxiety and ADHD

Coy, A., Tekok-Kilic, A., Libben, G., & Segalowitz, S. (2018). When is a threat less of a threat? ERP support for differentiating threat levels in the IAPS pictures. Psychophysiology, 55 (Suppl.1) S43.

Hare, C., Omorogieva, A., Nichol, M., Gordon, C., Cichonski, M., Sun, E., Murphy, T., & Tekok-Kilic, A (2018). The relationship between temperament and physiological reactivity to emotional stimuli: A pupillometry study . Psychophysiology, 55 (Suppl.1) S121.

Gordon, C., Murphy, T., Molnar, D., & Tekok-Kilic, A. (2018). Pupillary responses to affective stimuli: A Meta-analytic review. Psychophysiology, 55 (Suppl.1). S120

Hare, C., Omogerieva, A., Tekok-Kilic, A. (2018). Trait anxiety and cognitive control in a distractor continuous performance task: role of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, May 4, 2018, University of Guelph, Guelph Canada

Omorogieva, A., Hare, C., Cichonski, M & Tekok-Kilic, A. (2018). Attenuation of frontal P3 amplitude in trait anxiety and inattention in a continuous performance task. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, May 4, 2018, University of Guelph, Guelph Canada.

Reiko-Vause, T.D., Allison, D,J., Vause, T., Tekok-Kilic, A., Ditor, D., & Min, J.K. (2018). Comparison of a web-based teaching tool and traditional didactic learning for in vitro fertilization patients: a preliminary randomized controlled trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gyneacology Canada, 40, 588-594.

Franklin, P. , Tsujimoto,K., Lewis, M., Tekok-Kilic, A.& Frijters, J(2018).Sex Differences in Self-Regulatory Executive Functions are Amplified by Trait Anxiety: The Case of Students at Risk for Academic Failure, Personality and Individual Differences, 129, 131-137

van Noordt, S., Desjardins, J.A., Gogo,C., Tekok-Kilic, A., & Sidney J. Segalowitz (2017). Cognitive control in the eye of the beholder: Electrocortical theta and alpha modulation during response preparation in a cued saccade task. Neuroimage, 145, 82-95.

Nichol, M., Gordon, C., Campopiano, A., Tekok-Kilic, A., & Marini, Z. (2017). Temperamental dispositions are correlated with the changes in pupil diameter evoked byemotional stimuli in emerging adults. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 6-8.

Pathstone Children’s Mental Health Research Institute
Brock Science Mentorship Program
Niagara Regional Science & Engineering Fair

CHYS 2P35-Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
CHYS 3P26-Introduction to Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs
CHYS 3P43-Behavioural Challenges of Children and Youth
CHYS 3P12-Emotions in Children and Youth
CHYS 4P20-The Worried Mind: Anxiety and Cognitive Functions (present)
CHYS 4P65-Minds in Transition (present)
CHYS 4P70-The Craft of Research(present)

CHYS 5F01-Research Methods for Child and Youth Study (Quantitative)(present)
CHYS 7P30- Advanced Special topics in Exceptionalities Amongst Children and Youth(present)