Affiliation: Frankfurt am Main
- Mirror-induced behavior in the magpie (Pica pica): evidence of self-recognitionHelmut Prior
Institut fur Psychologie, Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
PLoS Biol 6:e202. 2008..They suggest that essential components of human self-recognition have evolved independently in different vertebrate classes with a separate evolutionary history...
- Selective feeding in birds depends on combined processing in the left and right brain hemisphereHelmut Prior
Psychologisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Mertonstr 17, D 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Neuropsychologia 46:233-40. 2008..Our findings reveal a marked qualitative difference between unilateral and bilateral processing. They highlight an important but so far unexplored selection pressure for the evolution of hemispheric cooperation...
- Lateralization of magnetic compass orientation in pigeonsChristiane Wilzeck
Psychologisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Mertonstr 17, 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
J R Soc Interface 7:S235-40. 2010..Our findings demonstrate bilateral processing of magnetic information, but also suggest qualitative differences in how the left and the right brain deal with magnetic cues...
- Learning of magnetic compass directions in pigeonsChristiane Wilzeck
Psychologisches Institut, Goethe Universitat, Mertonstr 17, 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Anim Cogn 13:443-51. 2010..Our findings represent the first evidence for operant magnetic compass learning in pigeons and also provide a link between behavioural data from the field and the laboratory...
- Wiltschko et al. replyWolfgang Wiltschko
Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, J W Goethe Universitat, Siesmayerstrasse 70, D 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nature 471:E1. 2011....
- Generalization gradients and representation modes after absolute and relative discrimination learning in young chickensPetra Hauf
Institute of Psychology, J W Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Behav Processes 78:93-9. 2008....
- Geometry and landmark representation by pigeons: evidence for species-differences in the hemispheric organization of spatial information processing?Christiane Wilzeck
Psychologisches Institut, Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Eur J Neurosci 29:813-22. 2009..Our results suggest that the organization of spatial information processing in the left and right brain hemispheres of birds may be more diverse than what is currently known...
- Lateralization of magnetic compass orientation in a migratory birdWolfgang Wiltschko
Zoologisches Institut, Fachbereich Biologie und Informatik, J W Goethe Universitat, Siesmayerstrasse 70, D 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nature 419:467-70. 2002..This implies that magnetoreception for compass orientation, assumed to take place in the eyes alongside the visual processes, is strongly lateralized, with a marked dominance of the right eye/left brain hemisphere...
- Visual lateralization and homing in pigeonsHelmut Prior
Institut für Kognitive Neurowissenschaft, Biopsychologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Behav Brain Res 154:301-10. 2004..As likely mechanisms we suggest hemispheric differences in magnetic compass orientation and in the adjustment to optic flow...
- Effects of the acoustic environment on learning in ratsHelmut Prior
Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Institut für Kognitive Neurowissenschaft, Biopsychologie, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
Physiol Behav 87:162-5. 2006..As the effects probably rely on neurotransmitter systems common in vertebrates, similar effects can be expected in other species including humans...
- Effects of monocular viewing on orientation in an arena at the release site and homing performance in pigeonsBettina Diekamp
Biopsychologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
Behav Brain Res 136:103-11. 2002..The existence and degree of lateralization is discussed in comparison to other studies that investigated homing under monocular viewing conditions...
- Orientation and lateralized cue use in pigeons navigating a large indoor environmentHelmut Prior
AE Biopsychologie, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
J Exp Biol 205:1795-805. 2002..Overall, the results suggest a model of brain lateralization with a well-developed global spatial reference system in either hemisphere and an extra capacity for the processing of object features in the left brain...