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Dr. Erhan Genc

Ruhr-University Bochum
Fakultät für Psychologie
AE Biopsychologie
D-44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: GAFO 05/620
Phone: +49 234 32 24323
Fax: +49 234 32 14377
Office hours: Best to reach per mail



2012 - present University of Bochum
Postdoc in the lab of Onur Güntürkün
Sep. 2016 - Nov. 2016 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Research stay in the lab of Prof. Rex Jung
2008 - 2012 Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
PhD student at the Department of Neurophysiology, Functional Neuroimaging Group,
Ph.D thesis title: “Anatomical Correlates of Subjective Visual Experience
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer (MPIH), Dr. Axel Kohler (University of Münster, Germany, MPIH)
and Prof. Dr. Christian Fiebach (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany)
2002 - 2008 University of Mannheim, Germany
Undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology


Methods and Research Interests

  • Anatomical basis of interindividual differences in basic and higher cognitive functions
  • Individual basis of multistable perception
  • Intra- and interhemispheric integration
  • Corpus callosum
  • Combination of Psychophysics, fMRI, DTI and EEG 


Publication list on google scholar

  • Ocklenburg S, Gerding WM, Arning L, Genç E, Epplen JT, Güntürkün O, Beste C. (2016). Myelin Genes and the Corpus Callosum: Proteolipid Protein 1 (PLP1) and Contactin 1 (CNTN1) Gene Variation Modulates Interhemispheric Integration.  Mol Neurobiol. 2016 Nov 18. Epub
  • Ocklenburg S, Friedrich P, Güntürkün O, Genç E. (2016). Voxel-wise grey matter asymmetry analysis in left- and right-handers. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Oct 28;633:210-214. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.09.046. Epub 2016 Sep 26.
  • Ocklenburg S, Friedrich P, Güntürkün O, Genç E. (2016). Intrahemispheric white matter asymmetries: the missing link between brain structure and functional lateralization? Rev Neurosci. 2016 Jan 22. doi: 10.1515/revneuro-2015-0052. Epub.
  • Bergmann J, Pilatus U, Genç E, Kohler A, Singer W, Pearson J.(2016). V1 surface size predicts GABA concentration in medial occipital cortex. NeuroImage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.036. Epub
  • Genç E, Schölvinck M, Bergmann J, Singer W, Kohler A. (2015) Functional connectivity patterns of visual cortex reflect its anatomical organization. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv175. Epub
  • Bergmann J, Genç E, Kohler A, Singer W, Pearson J. (2015). Smaller primary visual cortex is associated with stronger, but less precise mental imagery. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv186. Epub
  • Genç E, Ocklenburg S, Singer W, Güntürkün O. (2015) Abnormal interhemispheric motor interactions in patients with callosal agenesis. Behav Brain Res. 2015 Jul 14;293:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.07.016. Epub
  • Selpien H, Siebert C, Genç E, Beste C, Faustmann P, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S. (2015) Left dominance for language perception starts in the extrastriate cortex. Behav Brain Res. Jun 2. doi: 10.1016 /j.bbr.2015.05.050. Epub
  • Ocklenburg S, Ball A, Wolf CC, Genç E, Güntürkün O. (2015). Functional Cerebral Lateralization and Interhemispheric Interaction in Patients With Callosal Agenesis. Neuropsychology. 2015 Mar 23. Epub.
  • Bergmann J, Genç E, Kohler A, Singer W, Pearson J (2014). Neural Anatomy of Primary Visual Cortex Limits Visual Working Memory. Cereb Cortex, 2014, bhu168. Epub.
  • Genç E, Bergmann J, Singer W, Kohler A (2013). Surface Area of Early Visual Cortex Predicts Individual Speed of Traveling Waves During Binocular Rivalry. Cerebral Cortex, 2013, bht342. Epub.
  • Klein D, Rotarska.Jagiela A, Genç E, Sritharan S, Roux F, Han CE, Kaiser M, Singer W, Uhlhaas PJ (2014). Adolescent Brain Maturation and Cortical Folding: Evidence for Reductions in Gyrification. PloS one, Volume 9, Issue 1, e84914
  • Genç E, Bergmann J, Tong F, Blake R, Singer W, Kohler A (2011). Callosal connections of primary visual cortex predict the spatial spreading of binocular rivalry across the visual hemifields. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 5:161. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00161.

  • Genç E, Bergmann J, Singer W, Kohler A (2011). Interhemispheric connections shape subjective experience of apparent motion. Current Biology, Volume 21, Issue 17, 1494-1499.

  • Grützner C, Uhlhaas PJ, Genç E, Kohler A, Singer W, Wibral M (2010). Neuroelectromagnetic correlates of perceptual closure processes. Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 30, Issue 24, 8342-52.

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