Laurenz (MA Biology) works as research assistant in the lab. He is experienced in animal training and (Matlab) programming and interested in comparative cognition and neuro- as well as psychobiological foundations of behaviour. During his Master thesis, he explored in how far the pecking pattern of pigeons indicate attentional and decision making strategies while discriminating and categorizing complex stimuli.
Felix studies Psychology at the Ruhr-University, Bochum and wants to understand behaviour at the neuronal level. For his BA thesis, he explores in how far metacontrol in the pigeon brain depends on asymmetrical embryonic light stimulation and therefore he compares hemispheric dominance for conflict decisions in light-exposed and light-deprived pigeons.
Simon studies Psychology at the Ruhr-University, Bochum and is especially interested in brain asymmetries. For his BA thesis, he therefore investigates hemispheric differences in local and global processing while discriminating complex categories.
Kevin studies Biology at the Ruhr-University, Bochum. He is highly interested in the neuronal foundations of behaviour and comparative neuroanatomy. For his BA thesis, he is establishing an optimal transfection procedure for optogenetic manipulations of visual forebrain areas in pigeons.
Heesin studies Psychology at the Ruhr-University, Bochum and is interested in the neuronal foundations of behaviour. For his BA thesis, he explores whether hemispheric dominance for conflict decisions is influenced by the underlying analysis strategy (local versus global processing).
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