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Stanislas Dehaene

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, high-density recordings of event-related potentials, and intracranial recordings in epilepsy patients.


The Brain Prize, 2014.

Mind & Brain Prize, 2014.

Elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, 2014.

Elected Member of the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, 2014.

Grand Prix Inserm, 2013.

Relevant Publications

A. Del Cul et al, "Brain dynamics underlying the non-linear threshold for access to consciousness," PLOS Biol., vol. 5, no. 10:e260, Sept. 2007.

S. Dehaene et al, "Log or Linear? Distinct intuitions of the number scale in western and Amazonian indigene cultures," Science, vol. 320, no. 5880, pp. 1217-1220, May 2008.

A. Knops et al, "Recruitment of an area involved in eye movements during mental arithmetic," Science, vol. 324, no. 5934, pp.1583-1585, May 2009.

S. Dehaene et al, "How learning to read changes the cortical networks for vision and language," Science, vol. 330, no.6009, pp. 1359-1364, Nov. 2010.

S. Kouider et al, "A Neural Marker of Perceptual Consciousness in Infants," Science, vol. 340, no. 6130, pp. 376-380, April 2013.


S. Dehaene, Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts. New York: Viking Penguin, 2014.

S. Dehaene, Le Code de la conscience, Paris: Odile Jacob, 2014

S. Dehaene, Reading in the Brain. New York: Penguin, 2009



Senior Fellow Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness


Collège de France, Inserm-CEACognitive Neuroimaging Unit


Habilitation (Cognitive Science) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

PhD (Cognitive Science) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Masters (Applied Mathematics and Computer Science) University of Paris VI

Mathematics École Normale Supérieure



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