Dr. Deniz Vatansever is a Junior Principal Investigator in Cognitive Neurosciences and Brain Imaging at the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, Fudan University. Prior to his move to Shanghai, he obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in Clinical Neurosciences at the Cognition and Consciousness Imaging Group, and later joined the Department of Psychology, Semantics and Mind-wandering Lab at the University of York for his post-doctoral work. His long-term research goal is to improve our understanding of the nexus between brain, behavior and cognition by employing integrative approaches from cognitive, comparative, computational and clinical neurosciences. Working towards this objective, his primary research focuses on defining the functional relevance of the default mode network in human cognition using neuropsychological assessments and magnetic resonance imaging methods, specifically within the domains of learning and memory, cognitive flexibility and decision-making. Currently, he is investigating the dimensional representation of cognitive automaticity in the macro-scale brain network organization.