Stanislas Dehaene is an internationally renowned French scientist, born in Roubaix in 1965. He specialises in neurology, experimental psychology and education. He is an expert in the study of the "brain bases" of primary cognitive functions, especially those related to learning how to read, write, the cerebral representation of mathematics (numerical and geometrical), and psychosocial skills such as attention, meta-cognition and self-confidence. He has initial training as a mathematician (Master's degree in mathematics from the University Paris VI). He holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from the EHESS (1989). Dehaene's work is considered revolutionary because it integrates historical, genetic, physiological and cognitive perspectives, with the aim of elucidating the biological basis of activities such as reasoning, consciousness and reading. His important scientific work, which has earned him membership in numerous academies as well as international awards, is completed with the publication of successful popular science books, including
The Reading Brain, Consciousness in the Brain, The Mathematical Brain, Learning to Read
How Do We Learn?
Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now
. All of them, translated and published in Spanish under the Siglo XXI Editores publishing house.
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