Dr. rer. nat. Felix Ströckens

research associate, acad. degree: Diploma in Biology

Research Interests:

  • Histological mapping of the human temporal lobe
  • Neuroanatomical basis of higher cognitive abilities in birds
  • Comparative neuroanatomy
  • Neuroanatomical correlates of brain asymmetries

Methodological focus:

  • Histology, immunhistochemistry, immuncytology
  • MRI & fMRI in vertebrates
  • Microscopy
  • Neuronal tracings

Teaching activities:

  • Master Translational Neuroscience
  • Module D - M.Sc. Psychology

List of publications:

  • Ocklenburg S, El Basbasse Y, Ströckens F, Müller-Alcazar A. (2023) Hemispheric asymmetries and brain size in mammals. Commun Biol 2023; 6(521).
  • de Sousa AA, Beaudet A, Calvey T, Bardo A, Benoit J, Charvet CJ, Dehay C, Gómez-Robles A, Gunz P, Heuer K, van den Heuvel MP, Hurst S, Lauters P, Reed D, Salagnon M, Sherwood CC, Ströckens F, Tawane M, Todorov OS, Toro R, Wei Y. (2023) From fossils to mind. Commun Biol 2023; 6(1).
  • von Eugen K, Endepols H, Drzezga A, Neumaier B, Güntürkün O, Backes H, Ströckens F. (2022) Avian neurons consume three times less glucose than mammalian neurons. Curr Biol 2022; 32(19): 4306-4313.e4.
  • Güntürkün O, Ströckens F, Ocklenburg S. (2020) Brain Lateralization - A Comparative Perspective. Physiological Reviews. 100:1019-1063.
  • Behroozi M, Helluy H, Ströckens F, Gao M, Tabrik S, Tegenthoff M, Otto T, Axmacher N, Genc E, Güntürkün O. (2020) Event-related functional MRI of awake behaving pigeons at 7T. Nature communications. 11:4715.
  • von Eugen K, Tabrik S, Güntürkün O, Ströckens F (2020)A comparative analysis of the executive brain area nidopallium caudolaterale in different bird species. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 528:2929-2955.
  • Billings BK, Behroozi M, Helluy X, Bhagwandin A, Manger P, Güntürkün O, Ströckens F (2020) A 3-dimensionsal digital atlas of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) forebrain. Brain Structure and Function. 225:683-703.
  • Friedrich P, Anderson C, Schmitz J, Schlüter C, Lor S, Stacho M, Ströckens F, Grimshaw G, Ocklenburg S (2018) Fundamental or forgotten? Is Pierre Paul Broca still relevant in modern neuroscience? Laterality. 24:125-128.
  • Behroozi M, Billings BK, Helluy X, Manger PR, Güntürkün O, Ströckens F (2018) Functional MRI in the Nile crocodile: a new avenue for evolutionary neurobiology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285(1877). pii: 20180178.
  • Manns M, Ströckens F, Stavenhagen P, Ocklenburg S (2018) Paw preferences in the Asian small-clawed otter - using an inexpensive, video-based protocol to study laterality of rare species in the zoo. Laterality. 26:1-16.
  • Behroozi M, Ströckens F, Helluy X, Stacho M, Güntürkün O (2017) Functional Connectivity Pattern of the Internal Hippocampal Network in Awake Pigeons: A Resting-State fMRI Study. Brain Behaviour and Evolution. 90(1):62-72.
  • Güntürkün O, Ströckens F, Scarf D, Colombo, M (2017) Apes, feathered apes, and pigeons: differences and similarities. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 16:35-40.
  • Behroozi M, Chwiesko C, Ströckens F, Sauvage M, Helluy X, Peterburs J, Güntürkün O (2017) In vivo measurement of T1 and T2 relaxation times in awake pigeon and rat brains at 7T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 79(2):1090-1100.
  • Ocklenburg S, Ströckens F, Bless JJ, Hugdahl K, Westerhausen R, Manns M (2016) Investigating heritability of laterality and cognitive control in speech perception. Brain and Cognition. 109:34-39.
  • Stacho M, Ströckens F, Xiao Q, Güntürkün O (2016) Functional organization of telencephalic visual association fields in pigeons. Behavioral Brain Research. 303:93-102.
  • Ströckens F, Güntürkün O (2016) Cryptochrome 1b: a possible inducer of visual lateralization in pigeons? European Journal of Neuroscience. 43(2):162-8.
  • Ocklenburg S, Garland A, Ströckens F, Uber Reinert A (2015) Investigating the neural architecture of handedness. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:148.
  • Manns M, Ströckens F (2014) Functional and structural comparison of visual lateralization in birds - similar but still different. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:206.
  • Herold C, Bingman VP, Ströckens F, Letzner S, Sauvage M, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K, Güntürkün O (2014) Distribution of neurotransmitter receptors and zinc in the pigeon (Columba livia) hippocampal formation: A basis for further comparison with the mammalian hippocampus. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 522(11):2553-75.
  • Ocklenburg S, Ströckens F, Güntürkün O (2013) Lateralisation of conspecific vocalisation in non-human vertebrates. Laterality. 2013;18(1):1-31.
  • Ströckens F, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2013) Limb preferences in non-human vertebrates. Laterality. 2013;18(5):536-75
  • Ströckens F, Freund N, Manns M, Ocklenburg S, Güntürkün O (2013) Visual asymmetries and the ascending thalamofugal pathway in pigeons. Brain Structure and Function. 218(5):1197-209.

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