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Michael Herzog nominated Full Professor of Life Sciences at EPFL

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The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of eight professors at EPFL.

Michael Herzog is a world-renowned expert on the processes of visual perception in the human brain. He works in the traditional research field of psychophysics. His core research interest is the question of why humans can effortlessly perceive the world around them with all its complex objects, while computer-based visual systems are unable to do so. Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach at the interface between biology, neurosciences and mathematics, Michael Herzog has garnered international recognition for his important discoveries regarding the analysis of visual stimuli in the brain.

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