Winrich Freiwald, PhD
Professor at The Rockefeller University
2013 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Alumnus
PhD, Tubingen University, Germany
Postdoctoral Training, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard Medical School
Dr. Freiwald is a Professor at The Rockefeller University where he heads the Laboratory of Neural Systems. His work focuses on the neural circuit mechanisms of face recognition, attention, and social cognition. He and his lab have shown that the brain is composed of a fixed number of face-selected regions, each dedicated to a different dimension of facial information, yet interconnected to form a face-processing network. He completed his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard Medical School.
- About-Face: From ‘Grandmother Neurons’ to New Forms of Facial Recognition
- Dr. Winrich Freiwald Uncovers Possible Origin Of Human Speech
- How Do MRI Contrast Agents Affect The Body?
- NYSCF Innovator Explores How the Brain Identifies Familiar Faces
- NYSCF Innovator Discovers Brain Network for Interpreting Social Interactions
- NYSCF Innovator Recipient of 2016 W. Alden Spencer Award
- NYSCF - Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Discovers Brain Networks Relate Facial Information To Social Cognition
- NYSCF - Robertson Investigator Makes Strides in Understanding Facial Recognition