John-Dylan Haynes & Matthias Eckoldt

  • Window into the brain
  • Mind reading from the perspective of brain research
  • In dialogue

What used to be touted as “mind reading” by charlatans at fairs is already becoming reality in brain research imaging techniques. However, “brain reading” is far from being able to map truly complex thoughts and feelings. Nevertheless, it is clear that brain and mind are interrelated.
John-Dylan Haynes has managed to decode hidden intentions in the brains of his subjects. This raises the provocative question: are our thoughts, desires, feelings really safe?

John-Dylan Haynes is professor of theory and analysis of long-range brain signals at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging at Charité and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Dr. Matthias Eckoldt is a science journalist and author of books such as Can the Brain Understand the Brain (2013) and A Brief History of Brain and Mind (2016).

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