Selen Atasoy obtained her Ph.D. in medical imaging jointly at the Technical Universtiy of Munich and Imperial College London. She then held a postdoctoral research position at the School of Psychology, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, where she started her work in experimental and computational neuroscience exploring neural correlates of consciousness. Then she moved as postdoctoral research fellow to the Center for Brain and Cognition, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona and worked with Gustavo Deco (UPF), Joel Pearson (UNSW) and Morten Kringelbach (Unversity of Oxford, University of Aarhus) on neural correlates of different states of consciousness. Currently, she is working as postdoctoral researcher at Hedonia Transnational Research Group, University of Oxford.
She has been awarded TUM Graduate School of Information Science in Health Ph.D. Fellowship, BMEP Biomedical Sciences Exchange Scholarship and Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Her current research focuses on exploring brain dynamics in consciousness, sleep, meditation, psychedelic states as well as in psychiatric disorders by analysing fMRI and MEG data within the mathematical framework of harmonic waves– a phenomenon ubiquitous in nature.