Professor Philippe Schyns

‌Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology / Head of School of Psychology

‘Glasgow is leading in ground-breaking research in information processing mechanisms of face, object and scene categorisation in the brain. This research can translate into human avatars and robots, giving them human-like flexible cognitive abilities.’

Professor Schyns researches visual cognition from a computational, behaviours and brain imaging perspective. Philippe is professor of visual neuroscience, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology and Head of the School of Psychology.

Professor Schyns is leading Glasgow’s involvement in a collaborative project to develop robots to become more autonomous through recognising and understanding everyday scenes. The ‘Understanding Scenes and Events through Joint Parsing, Cognitive Reasoning and Lifelong Learning’ project is being led by UCLA with international partners from Stanford, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Illinois, MIT, and Yale in the US and Oxford, Glasgow, Birmingham and Reading in the UK.

Professor Schyns’ expertise will focus on visual scene processing to advance ‘deep scene understanding’ in machines.

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Professor Schyns' research focuses on visual perception and attention; signal processing; perceptual learning; object, ace and scene recognition.