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M.Sc. Kaya von Eugen

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 09/ 2016 PhD student at the Department of Biopsychology (Dr. Felix Strockens, Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. Onur Güntürkün)
09/2013 – 02/ 2016 M.Sc. Environmental Biology, direction Behavioral Ecology (focus on Animal Cognition)
Research projects:
1. The effects of crowding density on the behavior, physiology, and cognition of laying hen chicks (Prof. Franz Josef van der Staay, Dr. Rebecca Nordquist)
2. A qualitative pilot study into the differences in NCL size between different bird species (Dr. Felix Ströckens, Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. Onur Güntürkün)
01/2012 – 06/ 2012 Semester exchange, University of California Berkeley
09/2010 – 06/2013 B.Sc. Liberal Arts & Sciences, University College Utrecht (the Netherlands), direction Neuroscience and Physiology
B.Sc. Thesis
: the consequences of early life brief intermittent separation on the HPA-axis of both parents and their young in the common marmoset




  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Microscopy
  • ELISA cortisol/corticosterone in hair/feathers
  • Behavioral tests in birds
  • PET


Research Interests

  • Underlying neuroanatomy and -physiology of avian higher cognition
  • Comparative neuroanatomy
  • Animal complex cognition


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