The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Researchers find dominant men can make decisions faster

boss shouting

Men who exhibit high social dominance make faster decisions than low-dominance men even outside a social context, finds a large behavioral study from EPFL. Hierarchies exist across all human and animal societies, organized by what behavioral scientists refer to as Read more…

Body ownership is not impaired in schizophrenia

Body Ownership

Schizophrenia patients often experience an altered sense of self, for example, as if someone else is controlling their actions. This impairment is described as a deficit in the “sense of agency”, and while it has been well established and linked Read more…

Michael Herzog nominated Full Professor of Life Sciences at EPFL

Michael Herzog portrait

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 Read more…