Winrich A. Freiwald, Ph.D.

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Laboratory of Neural Systems
Institution
Rockefeller University
Address
1230 York Avenue
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10065
Phone
(626) 316-9708
E-mail
winrich.freiwald[at]rockefeller.edu
Website
http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/abstract.php?id=325
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
2010

Research

I am interested in the neural processes that form object representations as well as those that allow attention to make those representations available for cognition. After being received by the brain, visual information is processed to form representations of objects that combine information on attributes such as shape, color and direction of motion. To understand the mechanisms that control these processes, my lab focuses on face recognition and attention and uses a range of techniques, including functional brain imaging and electrophysiology. By studying how the face processing system is embedded in the brain, we aim to connect it to social behaviors and thereby contribute to understanding disturbances of such behaviors in disease.