Since 2006, SoCAT Lab has been conducting research at Ege University.

SoCAT lab aims to develop new methods in the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as depression, Alzheimer's Disease, substance addiction and schizophrenia. Artificial intelligence applications and big data processing are just a few of the methods which are used in these researches.

On-going Projects:


Living beings who have the ability of being together and ability of cooperating have higher survival ratio in the evolutionary process.


Within the scope of the Tübitak Supported Alzheimer project, it is aimed to identify the normal, pathological and pathology-compensated neuronal circuits in order to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease (AD) as early as possible and to measure their functions and to identify their associated anatomical changes.


Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric disorder which is characterized by depressive mood, inability to enjoy life, sleep and appetite disorders, lack of energy, feelings of guilt, loss of concentration and suicidal thoughts.

SoCAT Biventricle

A bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depressive disorder), seen in one hundred people, presents serious difficulties to those with discomfort and their relatives.


Obesity is an important public health problem that is rapidly spreading and can cause many morbidity and mortality.


Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes disparities in thought and behavior by disrupting the ability of a person to evaluate facts.


MDD, which is discussed in mood disorders, is one of the most common diseases in the community. The presence of a history of depression in the parents, especially in the mother, is an important risk factor for the development of depression in young people.


Major depressive disorder is a common psychiatric disorder in the community. In the functionality of a person's life, because of the long-term and great losses in the relationship with the closest causes of the underlying causes, treatment should be investigated well.

Completed Projects:

ALZ-Artificial Intelligence

Using artificial intelligence and MRI, SoCAT investigators managed to diagnose the early Alzheimer's Disease at 80% accuracy. The project was awarded by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The current Journal of Alzheimer Research also featured as e-pub.


Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that affects approximately 1% of the population, usually starting at a young age and lasting for a considerable part of the patient’s life.

SCH-Karar Verme

Hayatta yaptığımız pek çok seçim belirli olasılık hesapları ile gerçekleşmektedir. Örneğin; neden A yolundan değil de B yolundan gideriz? Çünkü B yolunda trafik daha açık ve yol daha rahattır.

SCH-Decision Making

Many of the choices we make in life take place with certain probability calculations. For example; Why don't we go from path A instead of path B? Because the road to B is more open and the road is more comfortable.


Schizophrenia is one of the psychiatric diseases affecting 1% of the population and unfortunately has not been found to be a definitive treatment. While many ideas have been put forward about its cause, only a few of these ideas have been validated.

Depression – Hippocampus

Depression is one of the most important health problems today. 15% of women and 7% of men experience depression at least once in their lives.

Hippocampus – Education

The SoCAT-DEP team investigating the impact of education on memory functions; found a positive relationship between the length of school years in which intensive training was given and the size of the head of the hippocampus.

Depression-BDNF 2

As a result of studies that lasted about 5 years, the SoCAT researchers found changes in the brain caused by the genes thought to cause susceptibility to depression.

Depression-BDNF 1

As a result of studies that lasted about 5 years, the SoCAT researchers found changes in the brain caused by the genes thought to cause susceptibility to depression.