Will Clark, Dr.


Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Psychology

Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience
Neural Basis of Learning
Universitätsstr. 150, GAFO 04/253
44801 Bochum, Germany

phone: +49 (0)234 32 24093

short CV

Since 2022:  Postdoc, Neural Basis of Learning Lab

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2018 – 2021:  PhD, Neuroscience

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand                

Visiting PhD student: Professor Onur Güntürkün  

Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany  

2017: Bsc(Hons), Neuroscience  

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand  

2013-2015: Bsc, Neuroscience  

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand  

1994: born in Guildford, England


Clark, W., & Rose, J. (2023). Avian brain: A scanning beam of attention in the pigeon ‘superior colliculus ’. Current Biology, 33(1), R16-R18.

Clark, W., Chilcott, M., & Colombo, M. (2022). The effect of progressive image scrambling on neuronal responses at three stations of the pigeon tectofugal pathway. Scientific reports12(1), 14190.

Clark, W., Chilcott, M., Azizi, A., Pusch, R., Perry, K., & Colombo, M. (2022). Neurons in the pigeon visual network discriminate between faces, scrambled faces, and sine grating images. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-12.

Clark, W. J., & Colombo, M. (2020). The functional architecture, receptive field characteristics, and representation of objects in the visual network of the pigeon brain. Progress in Neurobiology, 195, 101781.

Clark, W. J., Porter, B., & Colombo, M. (2019). Searching for face-category representation in the avian visual forebrain. Frontiers in physiology, 10, 140.

Clark, W. J., & Colombo, M. (2018). Face-selective neurons: comparative perspectives. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior; Springer International Publishing AG: Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany, 1-10.


THINK@Ruhr Postdoctoral Fellowship – Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, April 2022

Elman Poole Traveling Scholarship – University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, May 2019

Otago Medical Research Foundation: Eliza Goulding Scholarship – University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, November 2017