Stanislas Dehaene, Ph.D.
Stanislas Dehaene, Ph.D., directs the INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging unit, located near Paris, and is the author of The Number Sense (1999) and Reading in the Brain (2009), both broadly acclaimed and translated . In 2005, at the age of 40, he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences and as a professor of the Collège de France in Paris, which created a new chair of Experimental Cognitive Psychology for him. Dehaene has received several international prizes, including the James S. McDonnell Centennial Ffellowship, the Louis D Foundation Prize, and the Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science. A March 2008 profile in The New Yorker (“Numbers Guy”) called him “one of the world’s foremost researchers,” “completely pioneering,” and “a scanning virtuoso” in the field of numerical cognition.
Inside the Letterbox: How Literacy Transforms the Human Brain
Few issues are as important to the future of humanity as acquiring literacy. Brain-scanning technology and cognitive tests on a variety of subjects by one of the world’s foremost cognitive neuroscientists has led to a better understanding of how a region of the brain responds to visual stimuli. The results could profoundly affect learning and help individuals with reading disabilities.