John-Dylan Haynes is Professor at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Director of the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging. He studied psychology in Bremen, where he also obtained his Dr. rer. nat. in 2003. After positions at the University of Magdeburg, the Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies, the University of Plymouth, and University College London, he started his own research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig in 2005. In 2006, he was appointed Professor at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience of the Charité Berlin. His research focuses on “brain reading” the read-out and prediction of thoughts from brain activity.