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Winrich Freiwald wins Columbia University’s 2016 W. Alden Spencer Award

Winrich FreiwaldThe award, given by Columbia University, recognizes outstanding research contributions in neuroscience. Freiwald, who shares the prize with his long-time collaborator Doris Y. Tsao of Caltech, will present an award lecture on November 1 at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. More »

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Winrich Freiwald, who studies facial processing, is promoted to associate professor

Winrich Freiwald, who studies facial processing, is promoted to associate professorA leading neuroscientist in his field, Freiwald investigates how a specialized system of brain areas responds to the sight of a face. His work has implications for understanding the biology of social interaction and human cognition. More »

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Researchers examine how a face represents a whole person in the brain

Researchers examine how a face represents a whole person in the brainA face is more than a collection of features; it can represent the complete individual. A new brain imaging study shows that parts of a primate face processing system actually prefer faces with bodies, offering new insight into how faces convey this broader social information. More »

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Facial motion activates a dedicated network within the brain, research shows

Facial motion activates a dedicated network within the brain, research showsLike humans, rhesus macaque monkeys have a network of small tareas within their brains that respond to images of faces. New research shows these so-called face patches also respond selectively to changing expressions and other facial motion. More »

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Winrich Freiwald named Pew Scholar

A cognitive neuroscientist, who uses imaging techniques to study the parts of the brain responsible for visual processing, is the recipient of a prestigious Pew Scholars award. More »

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