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:

  • 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. Current Biology
  • 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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