Stanislas Dehaene. Foto: Collège de France.
Stanislas Dehaene. Foto: Collège de France.

The 2020 Curt von Euler Honorary Lecture will be held by professor Stanislas Dehaene (Collége de France, Paris). Reception in honour of Dr Dehaene will follow the lecture. 

In his book How we learn, Stanislas Dehaene argues that recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience are starting to shed light on what is perhaps the most remarkable competence of the human brain: its capacity to change itself through education. In this lecture, professor Dehaene will focus on reading.

"By scanning children every two months during the first year of school, as they acquire reading, and by comparing the results with those of illiterate adults and non-human primates, we obtained a detailed picture of how ventral visual cortex and language areas are enhanced by reading acquisition, with important consequences for how we should teach reading."

Stanislas Dehaene is a French author and cognitive neuroscientist whose research centers on a numerical cognition, the neural basis of reading and the neural correlates of consciousness. Since  2017, he is a professor at the Collège de France in Paris. 

This Honorary Lecture is arranged by the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology and the Departement of Clinical Science at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with the Departement of Linguistics at Stockholm University.