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Sébastien Bohler

Brain expert

Sébastien Bohler is an engineer, a former student of the École Polytechnique. He also holds a DEA in molecular and cellular pharmacology and then a thesis in molecular neurobiology at the Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University, prepared in the laboratory of Jean-Pierre Changeux at the Pasteur Institute.


In 2001 he is a journalist for the magazine Pour la Science, where he participated in the creation in 2002 of the journal Cerveau & Psycho, devoted to neurosciences and psychology. From October 2004 to July 2007, he collaborated with Arrêt sur Images, alongside Daniel Schneidermann, a weekly media analysis and criticism program, whose impact on the human psyche and brain he analyzed.

 

In 2008 and 2009, then in 2013 and 2014, he wrote a column in the show La Tête au Carré on France Inter, alongside Mathieu Vidard, on major scientific advances in neuroscience and psychology. In 2012, he was a columnist for the show 28 minutes on Arte. In 2007, he began a “neurobiological” description of emotions through the book La chimie de nos emotions, a project he extended in 2009 with the book Sex and brain. They are in reality psycho-evolutionary theories applied to the differences between men and women, of which he is one of the important promoters in France.

 

In 2008, he listed scientific experiments showing the impact of the media on the functioning of the psyche, in the book 150 small experiments on the psychology of the media.In 2011, he evoked in the novel The Soldiers of the Gray Gold the techniques of mental manipulation used by the secret service during the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, he anticipates the most recent step in this process by bringing in nanotechnology as a means of controlling the neurons of decision-makers and intelligence agents.

Sébastien Bohler is an engineer, a former student of the École Polytechnique. He also holds a DEA in molecular and cellular pharmacology and then a thesis in molecular neurobiology at the Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University, prepared in the laboratory of Jean-Pierre Changeux at the Pasteur Institute. 2001, he is a journalist for the magazine Pour la Science, where he participated in the creation in 2002 of the journal Cerveau & Psycho, devoted to neurosciences and psychology. From October 2004 to July 2007, he collaborated with Arrêt sur Images, alongside Daniel Schneidermann, a weekly media analysis and criticism program, whose impact on the human psyche and brain he analyzed.

 

In 2008 and 2009, then in 2013 and 2014, he wrote a column in the show La Tête au Carré on France Inter, alongside Mathieu Vidard, on major scientific advances in neuroscience and psychology. In 2012, he was a columnist for the show 28 minutes on Arte. In 2007, he began a “neurobiological” description of emotions through the book La chimie de nos emotions, a project he extended in 2009 with the book Sex and brain. They are in reality psycho-evolutionary theories applied to the differences between men and women, of which he is one of the important promoters in France.

 

In 2012, he was a columnist for the show 28 minutes on Arte. In 2013 and 2014, he wrote a column in the show La tete au carré on France Inter, alongside Mathieu Vidard. He details the major scientific advances in neuroscience and psychology.

In 2015, his novel Neuroland is set in the terrorist context of 2014 and 2015 and asks the question of brain imaging as a method of interrogation in order to uncover the intentions of the jihadists. The novel is a direct reference to the Neurospin brain imaging center in Saclay and its activities in the search for the neural code that would make it possible to link an individual’s thoughts to the activity of their neurons.

 

In 2020, Sébastien Bohler published his latest book with Robert Lafont editions The Human Bug: Why our brains push us to destroy the planet and how to prevent it.

 

 

Spoken Languages: French

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  • The human bug