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Dr. Axel Cleeremans

The U.K. Telegraph article The future is all in your head said

Scientists are learning how to read minds, using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), which can detect minute changes in blood flow in the brain while you think…
Dr. Axel Cleeremans, director of the Cognitive Science Research Unit at the Free University of Brussels, says: “There is a genuine possibility that we might not be able to hide anything from others in the future — in other words, that methods for assessing brain activity will become sufficiently sophisticated that one will be able to find specific and reliable markers for recognition memory, lying and various emotional states.”

Dr. Axel Cleeremans is the Head of the Cognitive Science Research Unit at the Free University of Brussels. He is also Coordinator of ULB’s Cognitive Science DEA Programme and Senior Research Associate with the NFSR. He is Editor of Psychologica Belgica, Associate editor for Current Psychology of Cognition/Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive and Action editor for the Journal of Cognitive Systems Research.
Axel is President of the Belgian Association for Psychological Science (BAPS), Deputy Secretary-General of National Committee for the Psychological Sciences (Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences), Executive Board member of Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), Executive Board member of European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), and a full member of Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI), American Psychological Society (APS), and Experimental Psychology Society (EPS).
He authored Mechanisms of Implicit Learning: Connectionist Models of Sequence Processing, was the editor of The Unity of Consciousness : Binding, Integration, and Dissociation, was coeditor of Implicit Learning and Consciousness; An Empirical, Philosophical and Computational Consensus in the Making (Frontiers of Cognitive Science), and coauthored Computational correlates of consciousness in Progress in Brain Research, Experience-Dependent Changes in Cerebral Activation During REM Sleep in Nature Neuroscience, Consciousness: Mapping the theoretical landscape in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and Implicit learning: News from the front in Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Learn about his free downloadable publications!
Axel earned a Licence en Sciences Psychologiques et Pédagogiques, ULB, Belgium in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, USA in 1991.