Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany
Higher Brain Function
Title of the talk:
Free will and the brain: Turning Libet upside down.
The research of Prof. John-Dylan Haynes focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive processes in healthy humans. His special interests are mental state decoding, as well as the neuroscience of consciousness, intentions and free will. For this he uses noninvasive neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG. He has contributed to the development of neuroimaging analysis methods, including multivariate classification of neuroimaging data and functional brain connectivity analyses. Furthermore, he is actively engaged in promoting awareness for ethical implications of brain reading and neurotechnology.