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Dr. Meng Gao

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

Room: IB 6-139
Phone: +49 234 32 24917
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015 PhD Student in the lab of Prof. Onur Güntürkün
2015 M.Sc. Thesis: “The role of NMDAR in pigeon’s amygdalar structures and arcopallium for context specific extinction learning in an appetitive training paradigm”
(Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Onur Güntürkün, Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Lengersdorf)
2013 – 2015 M.Sc. Psychology (focus on cognitive neuroscience), Ruhr-University Bochum
2013 B.Sc. Thesis: “Interhemispheric communication in pigeons: how pigeons integrate hemispheric specific information?”
(Prof. Dr. Martina Manns, Dr. rer. nat. Felix Ströckens)
2010 – 2013 B.Sc. Psychology (focus on cognitive neuroscience), Ruhr-University Bochum



Methods and Research Interests

  • Animal cognition and learning theory
  • Neuronal basis of the extinction learning
  • Pharmacological manipulation of the neuronal network during learning process


Full Publication List

  • Manns, M., Krause, C., & Gao, M. (2017). It takes two to tango: hemispheric integration in pigeons requires both hemispheres to solve a transitive inference task. Animal Behaviour, 126, 231–241.
  • Gao, M., Lengersdorf, D., Stüttgen, M. C., & Güntürkün, O. (2018). NMDA receptors in the avian amygdala and the premotor arcopallium mediate distinct aspects of appetitive extinction learning. Behavioural Brain Research, 343(January), 71–82.


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