U.S. researcher promoting neuroscience as new Taiwan citizen

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/05/2020

Professor Timothy Lane.

Taipei, July 5 (CNA) Timothy Lane (藍亭), a neuroscience researcher from the United States who recently gained Taiwan citizenship, said that he hopes his field of study can flourish in Taiwan and eventually become a source of pride for the country.

Lane, the founder of the Brain and Consciousness Research Center at Taipei Medical University (TMU), is one of eight foreign professionals who were recently granted Taiwan citizenship without having to give up their own.

In an interview with CNA, Lane said he first visited Taiwan in the 1980s to find participants in a study for his PhD thesis.

Lane said he wanted to study the brainwaves of people who believed that an external force was speaking through them, in order to prove a theory on consciousness proposed by Princeton University professor Julian Jaynes.    [FULL  STORY]

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