Salman Ul Hassan Dar defended his thesis on Aug 2, 2016. His thesis title was 'Inter-regional connectivity in the human brain during visual search'. The focus of this work was on the inter-regional functional and effective connectivity in the human brain during natural visual search tasks. His thesis defense committee was composed of Dr. Fatoş Yarman Vural (Middle East Technical University), Dr. Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş (Bilkent University) and Dr. Tolga Çukur (Bilkent University). His thesis adviser was Dr. Tolga Çukur. Salman will continue as a PhD student with Dr. Tolga Çukur.