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Stanislas Dehaene


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  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness


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Stanislas Dehaene’s research is focused on clarifying the brain mechanisms of cognitive functions specifically developed in the human species, such as reading, calculation, syntax and conscious reasoning.

His approach combines sophisticated behavioural paradigms with a variety of other experimental methods, including neuropsychological studies of brain-lesioned patients and brain-imaging studies with positron emission tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), high- density recordings of event-related potentials and intracranial recordings in epilepsy patients.


  • The Brain Prize, 2014
  • Mind & Brain Prize, 2014
  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, 2014
  • Member of the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, 2014
  • Grand Prix Inserm, 2013

Relevant Publications

  • Dehaene, S. (2014). Consciousness and the brain: Deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts. New York: Viking Penguin.
  • Dehaene, S., Pegado, F., Braga, L.W., Ventura, P. (2010). How learning to read changes the cortical networks for vision and language. Science, 330(6009), 1359–1364. DOI: 10.1126/science.1194140.
  • Knops, A., Thirion, B., Hubbard, E.M., Michel, V., Dehaene, S. ( 2009). Recruitment of an area involved in eye movements during mental arithmetic. Science 324(5934), 1583–85. DOI: 10.1126/science.1171599.
  • Dehaene, S. (2009). Reading in the brain: The new science of how we read. New York: Viking Penguin.
  • Dehaene, S., Izard, V., Spelke, E., & Pica, P. (2008). Log or linear? Distinct intuitions of the number scale in western and Amazonian indigene cultures. Science 320(5880), 1217–1220. DOI: 10.1126/science.1156540

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