Stanislas Dehaene is the director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit in Saclay, France, and the professor of experimental cognitive psychology at the College de France. He is the author of Reading in the Brain.
"[An] expert overview of learning . . . Never mind our opposable
thumb, upright posture, fire, tools, or language; it is education
that enabled humans to conquer the world . . . Dehaene's fourth
insightful exploration of neuroscience will pay dividends for
attentive readers."--Kirkus Reviews
"[Dehaene] rigorously examines our remarkable capacity for learning. The baby brain is especially awesome and not a 'blank slate' . . . Dehaene's portrait of the human brain is fascinating."--Booklist "A richly instructive [book] for educators, parents, and others interested in how to most effectively foster the pursuit of knowledge." --Publishers Weekly Praise for Reading in the Brain "Splendid...Dehaene reveals how decades of low-tech experiments and high-tech brain-imaging studies have unwrapped the mystery of reading and revealed its component parts...A pleasure to read. [Dehaene] never oversimplifies; he takes the time to tell the whole story, and he tells it in a literate way."--The Wall Street Journal "Masterful...a delight to read and scientifically precise."--Nature Praise for Consciousness and the Brain "Ambitious . . . Dehaene offers nothing less than a blueprint for brainsplaining one of the world's deepest mysteries. . . . [A] fantastic book."--The Washington Post "Dehaene is a maestro of the unconscious."--Scientific American Mind "Brilliant... Essential reading for those who want to experience the excitement of the search for the mind in the brain."--Nature