Michael Herzog (neuroscientist)

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Michael Herzog (neuroscientist)
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Born
Michael H. Herzog

1964 (age 57–58)
NationalityGerman
CitizenshipGermany
Occupation
  • Neuroscientist
  • Psychophysicist
Known for
  • Ageing
  • Perception
  • Schizophrenia
  • Consciousness
Academic background
Education
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Mathematics
Alma mater
  • University of Erlangen
  • University of Tübingen
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor
  • Tomaso Poggio
  • Manfred Fahle
Other academic advisors
  • Christof Koch
  • Manfred Fahle
Academic work
DisciplineNeuroscience
Sub-disciplinePsychophysics
InstitutionsEPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Websiteepfl.ch/labs/lpsy/team/herzog/

Michael Herzog (born 1964) is a German neuroscientist and psychophysicist. His interdisciplinary research draws on biology, neurosciences and mathematics, and is focused on the the perception in the brain. Herzog is a professor for neuroscience at the School of Life Sciences at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and head of the Laboratory of Psychophysics.[1][2]

Career

Herzog studied mathematics, biology and philosophy at University of Erlangen, at University of Tübingen, and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1992, he received a diploma in mathematics from the University of Tübingen for his thesis supervised by Christoph Hering on the structure of "Automorphism groups of Hamming graphs."[3] In 1993, Herzog earned a Master's degree in philosophy from the University of Tübingen for his research with Herbert Keuth about approaches to intentionality and representation. He then joined Manfred Fahle at University of Tübingen and Tomaso Poggio at MIT, and earned a PhD in biology for his thesis on "mathematical models and psychophysical experiments of perceptual learning".[4]

From 1998 to 1999, he joined the laboratory of Christof Koch at California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow to investigating the characteristics of temporal processing and feature integration. In 1999, he went to work as a senior researcher with Manfred Fahle at the section of Human Neurobiology at the University of Bremen where he was project leader at the Center of Excellence 517 on "Neurocognition" that was funded by German Research Council (DFG). In 2003 he became a professor for neurobiopsychology at the Osnabrück University for one year.[5]

In 2004, Herzog was apointed as professor for neuroscience at the Brain Mind Institute of the School of Life Sciences at EPFL and head of the Laboratory of Psychophysics.[6] In 2015, he was promoted as Full Professor at EPFL.[1]

Research

Herzog's laboratory investigates visual information processing in humans applying psychophysical methods, TMS, EEG, and mathematical modelling. Their research focuses on feature integration, contextual modulation, time course of information processing, and perceptual learning.[7][8][9] [10][11] They also perform clinical studies in schizophrenic patients to study visual information processing deficits.[12]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Strategic topics with a focus on the next performance period | ETH-Board". www.ethrat.ch. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  2. "Michael Herzog". www.epfl.ch. Retrieved 2020-10-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Herzog, Michael H., ed. (1992). Automorphism groups of Hamming Graphs. University of Tübingen.
  4. Perceptual learning. Fahle, Manfred., Poggio, Tomaso. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-262-27246-9. OCLC 51968804.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. "uni-bielefeld". www.uni-bielefeld.de. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  6. "LPSY – Laboratory of Psychophysics". www.epfl.ch. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  7. Overney, Leila S.; Blanke, Olaf; Herzog, Michael H. (2008-06-11). Burr, David C. (ed.). "Enhanced Temporal but Not Attentional Processing in Expert Tennis Players". PLoS ONE. 3 (6): e2380. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002380. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 2398771. PMID 18545661.
  8. Herzog, Michael H.; Sayim, Bilge; Chicherov, Vitaly; Manassi, Mauro (2015-05-05). "Crowding, grouping, and object recognition: A matter of appearance". Journal of Vision. 15 (6): 5. doi:10.1167/15.6.5. ISSN 1534-7362. PMC 4429926. PMID 26024452.
  9. Herzog, Michael H.; Hermens, Frouke; Öğmen, Haluk (2014-09-17). "Invisibility and interpretation". Frontiers in Psychology. 5. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00975. ISSN 1664-1078. PMC 4166109. PMID 25278910.
  10. Rüter, Johannes; Sprekeler, Henning; Gerstner, Wulfram; Herzog, Michael H. (2013-01-21). "The Silent Period of Evidence Integration in Fast Decision Making". PLOS ONE. 8 (1): e46525. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046525. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 3549915. PMID 23349660.
  11. Herzog, Michael H.; Esfeld, Michael (June 2009). "How the mind constitutes itself through perceptual learning". Learning & Perception. 1 (1): 147–154. doi:10.1556/LP.1.2009.1.11. ISSN 1789-3186.
  12. Herzog, Michael H.; Brand, Andreas (June 2015). "Visual masking & schizophrenia". Schizophrenia Research: Cognition. 2 (2): 64–71. doi:10.1016/j.scog.2015.04.001. PMC 5609636. PMID 29114454.

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