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Dr. rer. nat. Roland Pusch

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

Room: GAFO 05/621
Phone: +49 234 32 24037
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2013 Postdoc at the University of Bochum in the lab of Onur Güntürkün
2012 – 2013 Student teacher (Studienreferendar) at the Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung Vettweiß;
Supervising school: Franken-Gymnasium Zülpich (2nd state examination for teaching at secondary schools (Sekundarstufe I und II))
2009– 2012 Associate member of the Graduate School "Bionics - Interactions across Boundaries to the Environment" at the University of Bonn
2007 – 2010 Post-graduate fellow of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
2007 – 2013 PhD student in the lab of Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde, Institute of Zoology, Department of Neuroethology/sensory Ecology at Bonn University, Germany.
Title: “Environmental imaging with two sensory systems in Gnathonemus petersii.”
2000 – 2006 Studies in Biology and Social Science at the University of Bonn



  • Electrophysiology
  • Sensory Physiology
  • Sensory Ecology
  • Neurobiology and Brain Physiology


Full Publication List

  • Koenen, C., Pusch, R., Bröker, F., Thiele, S., Güntürkün, O. (2016): "Categories in the pigeon brain: A reverse engineering approach", Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 105, 111-122.
  • Lengersdorf, D., Pusch, R., Güntürkün, O., Stüttgen, M.C. (2014): "Neurons in the pigeon nidopallium caudolaterale signal the selection and execution of perceptual decisions", European Journal of Neuroscience 40, 3316-3327.
  • Francke, M., Kreysing, M., Mack, A., Engelmann, J., Karl, A., Makarov, F., Guck, J., Kolle, M., Wolburg, H., Pusch, R., von der Emde, G., Schuster, S., Wagner, H.-J., Reichenbach, A. (2014): “Grouped retinae and tapetal cups in some teleostian fish: occurrence, structure, and function“, Progress in retinal and eye research 38, 43-69.
  • Pusch, R., Wagner, H.-J., von der Emde, G., Engelmann J. (2013): “Spatial resolution of an eye containing a grouped retina: ganglion cell morphology and tectal physiology in the weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii”, Journal of Comparative Neurology (in press).
  • Kreysing*, M., Pusch*, R., Haverkate*, D., Landsberger*, M., Engelmann*, J., Ruiter, J., Mora-Ferrer, C., Ulbricht, E., Grosche, J., Franze, K., Streif, S., Schumacher, S., Makarov, F., Kacza, J., Guck, J., Wolburg, H., Bowmaker, J., von der Emde, G., Schuster, S., Wagner, H.-J., Reichenbach, A., Franke, M. (2012): “Photonic crystal light collectors in fish retina improve vision in turbid water”, Science 336, 1700-1703. (*equal contribution)
  • Pusch, R., Kassing, V., Riemer, U., Wagner, H.-J., von der Emde, G., Engelmann J. (2013): “A grouped retina provides high temporal resolution in the weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii”, Journal of Physiology - Paris 107, 84-94.
  • Engelmann, J., Pusch, R. and von der Emde, G. (2008): “Active sensing: pre-receptor mechanisms and behaviour in electric fish”, Communicative and Integrative Biology: Vol. 1(1), 28-31.
  • Pusch, R., von der Emde, G., Hollmann, M., Bacelo, J., Nöbel, S., Grant, K. and Engelmann J. (2008): “Active sensing in a mormyrid fish - electric images and peripheral modifications of the signal carrier give evidence of dual foveation”, The Journal of Experimental Biology 211, 921-934.
  • Engelmann, J., Bacelo, J., Metzen, M., Pusch, R., Bouton, B., Migliaro, A., Caputi, A., Budelli, R., Grant, K., and von der Emde, G. (2008): “Electric imaging through active electrolocation: Implication for the analysis of complex scenes”, Biological Cybernetics 98, 519-539.
  • von der Emde, G., Amey, M., Fetz, S., Folde, C., Hollmann, M., Metzen, M. and Pusch, R. (2008): “Active electrolocation in Gnathonemus petersii: behaviour, sensory performance and receptor systems”, The Journal of Comparative Physiology - Paris102, 279-290.




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