Stanislas Dehaene

Stanislas DehaenStanislas 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.