STANISLAS DEHAENE is one of Europe’s leading cognitive neuroscientists.
Born in 1965, he has been studying cognitive science since
the last 22 years and is the author of five books, two television
movies, and over 150 scientific publications in journals
such as Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience,
and PNAS. In 2005, at the unusually young age of
40, he was simultaneously elected to the Académie
des Sciences, and as a professor of the Collège
de France, which created a new chair of Experimental
Cognitive Psychology for him.
Stanislas Dehaene directs the INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging
unit, located in Orsay near Paris (www.unicog.org).
His work uses advanced techniques of functional magnetic
resonance imaging, electro-encephalography, intracranial
electrodes, and psychological manipulations to study how
culture and biology interact in the human brain. He is renowned
for his work on the neural bases of mathematical abilities,
but also for his studies of reading, language, bilingualism,
and consciousness. His work has been frequently featured
in the international press and on television. Stanislas
Dehaene has received several international prizes including
the James S. McDonnell centennial fellowship (1,000,000
$ grant), the Louis D foundation prize (750,000 €),
and the Piux XI medal of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
(Vatican). He routinely travels to the U.S. and Asia for
invited talks and meetings.
He is the author of The Number Sense: How Mathematical Knowledge Is Embedded In Our Brains; and Reading in the Brain The Science and Evolution of a Cultural Invention.
The brain of the author, scanned in a 3-Tesla
magnet while reading concrete words ( as originally published
in Dehaene et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2001)
reading on Edge: "What
Are Numbers, Really? A Cerebral Basis For Number Sense" [10.27.97]
Beyond Edge: Stanislas Dehaene's Home Page