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Irving Biederman
Irving Biederman


Irving Biederman has a PhD from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and specializes in the study of brain processes dealing with what people are able to recognize and interpret. ("Irving Biederman," 2012)

His most acclaimed work would be his Recognition by Components Theory, which deals with recognizing objects. More recently, Biederman focused on how people recognize human faces. One of the main points that he argued is that face recognition is a whole entity in itself and that it is not the same as recognizing objects. ("Irving Biederman," 2012)

Currently, Irving Biederman teaches psychology and computer science at the USC College of Letter. He currently holds the Harold Dornsife Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. Biederman is also a member of the USC Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences. (anonymous, n.d.)


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