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Born in Izmir/Turkey
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Master's degree in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Ph.D. in Biophysics, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Scholarship from Tübitak for Ph.D. studies
Teaching Assistant, Istanbul Kultur University Brain Dynamics Research Center
Assistant Professor, Istanbul Kultur University Brain Dynamics Research Center
Vice Director of Istanbul Kultur University Brain Dynamics Research Center
Associate Professor of Biophysics, Istanbul Kultur University Brain Dynamics Research Center
Professor of Biophysics, Istanbul Medipol University,  International School  of Medicine, Department of Biophysics, Program Director
2019-2022TUBITAK Health Sciences Research Group Advisory Board Member

Professor of Biophysics, Istanbul Medipol University

1)School of Medicine, Department of Biophysics,
2) SABITA, Director of Neuroscience Research Center

Associate Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA)



Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Dynamics, EEG, EEG Signal Processing, Event Related Oscillations, Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, EEG-Coherence, Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive Disorders, Affective Neuroscience, Face Recognition, IAPS

Prof. Dr. Bahar Güntekin

Istanbul Medipol University

​International School of Medicine

My research interests have always centred around studying Event-Related Brain Oscillatory Dynamics in different ages of healthy controls and brain pathologies, and their differentiated dynamics compared to spontaneous EEG. In the last 20 years, I have searched for event-related oscillatory markers of cognitive and emotional processes in children, young adults, and the elderly. I have used this knowledge to look for EventRelated EEG biomarkers in different dementia patients. Among other noteworthy results, my research showed that frontal-central delta (0,5-3,5 Hz) and theta (4-7 Hz) responses are gradually affected by cognitive decline, and these responses could be used as biomarkers to differentiate between healthy elderly, AD, and PD dementia. My new research projects further delve on this topic, by focusing on how the modulation of abnormal EEG Event-related oscillations in healthy controls and AD patients can improve cognitive functions. We used individual EEG Brain oscillations to find the best frequency for personalised tACS applications, and 40 Hz visual-auditory entrainment for better cognitive performance on healthy controls and house-type applications of 40 Hz visual-auditory entrainment for AD patients. 

Prof. Dr. Bahar Güntekin!


  • Scientific Reports-Editorial Board Member- 2021-
  • Frontiers in Network Physiology Associate Editor 2021-
  • Aging Brain- Associate Editor 2020-
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology- Associate Editor 2020-
  • BioMedical Engineering OnLine-Associate Editor 2019-
  • Frontiers in Psychopathology Associate Editor 2017-
  • Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Associate Editor 2017-

Invited Special Issues, Role as Guest Editor:

  • Scientific Reports, Guest Editor-2023, “Cognitive ageing”- Edited by Martina Amanzio, Bahar Güntekin, Hannah Keage, Louise Brown Nicholls
  • Clinical EEG and Neuroscience-Guest Editor-2022,  “Update on neural oscillations in neuropsychiatric disorders” Edited by Brian O’Donnel, Bahar Güntekin
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology-Guest Editor 2021, “EEG, ERPs, and EROs in patients with neurodegenerative dementing disorders: A neurophysiological window. Edited by Bahar Güntekin, Claudio Babiloni
  • Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Guest Editor-2021, ”The Modification of Working Memory Function” Edited by Kevin D Beck, Bahar Güntekin
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology-Guest Editor 2016-Research on Brain Oscillations and Connectivity in A New Take-Off State Edited by Erol Başar, Bahar Güntekin, Görsev Yener, Canan Başar-Eroğlu



E. Roy John Award, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neuroscience Society 2023

METU Parlar Foundation Young Investigator Award 2016

Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award, 2015

3rd Alzheimer’s Disease Congress, 2nd best poster award, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Kultur University Academic Success Award (she has been awarded each year between 2006-2016)

Awarded as the highest ranking graduate of Ph.D. students, 2006  Dokuz Eylül University Graduate School of Health Sciences 2006



Family name, First name: Güntekin, Bahar

Date of birth: 1977.05.01; Nationality: Turkish

ORCID: 0000-0002-0860-0524
Scopus Author ID: 15044484600

​Web of Science ResearcherID:  A-4974-2018


Web of Science: 2927; h index: 32

Scopus: 3379 h index: 34

Google Scholar: 5037, h index: 41

*updated on 3rd of November 2022, author search: Guntekin B.or Guentekin B.