The research of Prof. John-Dylan Haynes focuses on the brain mechanisms underlying human cognitive processes. His special interests are technical and ethical foundations of mental state decoding, as well as the neuroscience of consciousness, intentions and free will. In 2005 he started his own research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. In 2006 he became Professor at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at Charité Berlin. Since 2009 he is Director of the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (BCAN). Besides over 100 scientific publications, his research has been covered in many media reports (including CNN, CBS, BBC, Guardian, NZZ, Spiegel and Die Zeit).