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.



New publication available

In their study, William Clark, Matthew Chilcott, and Michael Colombo used progressive image scrambling to investiagte the visual system of pigeons. This procedure has not been used to evaluate neural responses in birds and offered great insights on visual processing of the anterior and posterior tectofugal pathway.


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.

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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