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Dr. rer. nat. Neslihan Wittek

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

Room: IB 6-135
Phone: +49 234 32 26804
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2022 Postdoc at the Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
2018 - 2021 PhD Student at the Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
2017 - 2018 Research Assistant at the Department of Biopsychology
2013 - 2017 M.Sc. Environmental Sciences at Bogazici University, Turkey: The Effects of Reward Maximization and Reward Unpredictability On Pigeons’ Foraging Decisions and Dopamine’s Role On Pigeons’ Choice
2009 - 2013 B.Sc. Biology, Istanbul University, Turkey


Methods and Research Interests

  • Decision making
  • Avian cognition and behaviour
  • Computational ethology
  • Comparative cognition

Full publication list

  • Anselme, P., Wittek, N., Oeksuez, F., Güntürkün, O. (2022). Overmatching under food uncertainty in foraging pigeons. Behavioural Processes, 201, 104728.
  • Wittek, N., Oeksuez, F., Güntürkün, O. & Anselme, P. (2022). More opportunities to peck for identical food availability increases foraging efficiency in pigeons, Behaviour. 
  • Wittek, N., Matsui, H., Behroozi, M., Otto, T., Wittek, K., Sarı, N., Stoecker, S., Letzner, S., Choudhary, V., Peterburs, J., & Güntürkün, O. (2021). Unihemispheric evidence accumulation in pigeons. Journal of experimental psychology. Animal learning and cognition, 47(3), 303–316.
  • Wittek, N., Matsui, H., Kessel, N., Oeksuez, F., Güntürkün, O., & Anselme, P. (2021). Mirror Self-Recognition in Pigeons: Beyond the Pass-or-Fail Criterion. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. 
  • Wittek, N., Wittek, K., Güntürkün, O. & Anselme, P. (2021). Decreased key pecking in response to reward uncertainty and surprising delay extension in pigeons. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 34, 1-17.
  • Anselme P., Edeş N., Tabrik S., Güntürkün O, (2018). Long-term behavioral sensitization to apomorphine is independent of conditioning and increases conditioned pecking, but not preference, in pigeons. Behavioral Brain Research.
  • Di Addario M., Temizel I., Edeş N., Onay T., Demirel B., Copty N., 2017. A Fuzzy-Logic-Simulated Landfill Model to Predict the Effects Of ZnO Nanoparticles On Methane Generation In Landfills. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.






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