Neural Basis of Learning

We aim to better understand the neural basis of cognition in the avian brain by studying crows and jackdaws. The lab is located in the department of Psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum.



ACN 2022

The second Avian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference took place here in Bochum, on the 11th and 12th of August 2022. We were very happy to listen to great talks, look at amazing posters and meet with people from the avian cognition community!


Congratulations Lukas

On Thursday, 28th April, Lukas Hahn defended his PhD successfully. We are very proud of Lukas and his outstanding work! His excellent dissertation entitled “Proximate and ultimate causes of working memory capacity: Comparative electrophysiological studies in birds” was graded with summa cum laude.



Today, we proudly congratulate Will Clark for his THINK@Ruhr Postdoctoral fellowship! In the next three years, Will is going to compare the neural coding principles of the avian visual layers with the primates, rodents, and computational models of object recognition.

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Research Colloquium

SoSe 2022 Schedule (updated 28.06.2022)

Talks usually take place from 12 pm - 1 pm. Join us in GA 04/187 or via Zoom!

Secretary's office

Charlotte Raedel
GA 04/49
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum, Germany
phone: +49 (0)234 32 27138

Master Cognitive Science

Beate Krauß (Administration)
GA 04/47
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum, Germany
phone: +49 (0)234 32 27136