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John-Dylan Haynes

John-Dylan Haynes is currently professor at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany. His research centers on brain reading for neurotechnology, clinical MRI and automated disease classification, communicating brains, information flow, object recognition and invariance, perceptual decision-making, reward coding, surface-based decoding, visual attention, visual awareness, volition, intention, and free will.

OM Contributions


  • Soon, C. S., Brass, M., Heinze, H. J., & Haynes, J.-D. (2008). Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain. Nature Neuroscience, 11(5), 543-545.

  • Haynes, J.-D., Sakai, K., Rees, G., Gilbert, S., Frith, C., & Passingham, R. E. (2007). Reading hidden intentions in the human brain. Current Biology, 17(4), 323-328.

  • Haynes, J.-D., & Rees, G. (2006). Decoding mental states from brain activity in humans. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 7(7), 523-534.

  • Haynes, J.-D., & Rees, G. (2005). Predicting the orientation of invisible stimuli from activity in human primary visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 8(5), 686-691.

  • Haynes, J.-D., & Rees, G. (2005). Predicting the stream of consciousness from activity in human visual cortex. Current Biology, 15(14), 1301-1307.