- April 23, 2013
Manan P. Shah was awarded the Brian Philip Rakusin Award for the Best Undergraduate Neuroscience Major with sophomore or junior standing. The award includes an acrylic trophy, a permanent inscription on a wall plaque in the Hedco Neurosciences Building, and a significant monetary prize.
- May 16, 2013
Irving Biederman was interviewed in the The New Yorker online Science Feature Elements on the lasting effects of psychedelic drugs "A Trip that Doesn't End".
- Dec 27, 2011
"Source of Key Brain Function Located: How to Comprehend a Scene in Less than a Second" was featured on Science and Technology Updates.com, based on a Journal of Neuroscience paper by Jiye G. Kim and Irving Biederman (Kim, Biederman, & Juan, 2011) and an interview with Irving Biederman
- July 06, 2011
Irving Biederman was featured on YouBeauty, the Science of Beautiful You on, "How feeding your inner "infovore" can make you more attractive."
- July 17, 2010
Irving Biederman was featured (as a skeptical scientist) in a segment of Penn & Teller's Bullsh*t Showtime Program on "Area 51," the secret Nevada Air Force Base where some souls believe that extra terrestrial aliens and their space craft are being held and studied.
- Nov 30, 2009
Our research was a featured on a segment of a new PBS one-hour show on The Science of Healing. The premier was on November 30, 2009, but it will be shown repeatedly over the coming months. A link to (a near final edited) copy is below.
[The Science of Healing]
- Nov 23, 2009
Our research with the Himba in Northwest Namibia was featured on the National Science Foundation’s website and on the US News & World Report under the title “Brain has an Innate Sense of Geometry.”
[NSF: Namibia Link]
[US News & World Report: Namibia Link]
- May 2, 2009
Irving Biederman gave the keynote address at the 2009 Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Spring Retreat at the Salk Institute in San Diego, CA.
Title: The Neural Basis of (Object) Shape Recognition.
[Video: Vision Retreat-Keynote Address]
- Sept 9, 2008
Irving Biederman presented a lecture entitled "Aesthetics and the Brain" as part of the University of Southern California Visions & Voices lecture series.
- Sept 6, 2008
Irving Biederman was interviewed by the University of Southern California's radio station KUSC on the neural basis of aesthetics.
- Sept, 2008
Irving Biederman was interviewed on NPR’s “Fair Game with Faith Salie” on the subject of “Infovores.” The interview can be found at the link provided below.
[Fair Game: Infovores]
- July 19, 2008
Below is a link to Irving Biederman's recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed piece "The 411 to Avoid Boredom" based on the theory of the Neural Basis of Perceptual and Cognitive Pleasure.
[LA Times: The 411 to Avoid Boredom]