The SFB 1280 is part of a long-term strategy of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) to establish itself as an international hub for Cognitive Neuroscience. As part of this developmental strategy, the rectorate of the RUB has decided to grant a W2-professorship on the “Neuronal Foundations of Learning” to the Faculty of Psychology if the SFB 1280-application will be successful. This professorship was specifically planned to further increase the scientific ties on extinction learning and beyond among the universities of the Ruhr area.
Thus we are pleased to welcome our colleague Jonas Rose as a new member of our research consortium.
The research group around Jonas Rose works mainly with crow birds (corvids) and jackdaws. These animals are trained in complex cognitive tasks and then study the neurophysiological processes involved in solving these tasks. The work focuses on working memory, attention, but also on sequential and episodic memory and categorization.