Irving Biederman

Expert on brain processes underlying humans’ ability to quickly recognize and interpret what they see

Holder of the Harold Dornsife Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

Professor of psychology and computer science, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Member, USC Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences


  • cognitive neuroscience
  • cognitive psychology
  • visual cognition
  • evolutionary psychology
  • perception, vision, memory and intelligence
  • cognitive psychology
  • cortex
  • eyewitness testimony
  • sexual behavior

Additional Information

  • Founding fellow, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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