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Published on Oct 1, 2014
The research of John-Dylan Haynes focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying human cognitive processes. His special interests are technical and ethical foundations of mental state decoding, as well as the neuroscience of consciousness, intentions and free will.
Haynes obtained his PhD from the University of Bremen in 2003 with a thesis on the neural correlates of visual awareness. This was followed by postdoctoral research positions at the University of Plymouth, the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and the Wellcome Center for Imaging Neuroscience at the University College London. In 2005 he started his own research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. In 2006 he became Professor for Theory and Analysis of Large Scale Brain Signals at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin. Since 2009 he is Director of the the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (BCAN). His research has been covered in many media reports (including CNN, CBS, BBC, Guardian, NZZ, Spiegel and Die Zeit).
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