(Sub)-cortical mechanisms of zebra finch call interactions
Communication is an essential process for life. To transfer information successfully, interactions between organisms are finely controlled. How is this precise coordination orchestrated? The focus of my research consists of answering this question by investigating the role of sub- and cortical brain regions in the context of zebra finch vocal interactions. Zebra finches are highly social songbirds that alternate exchanges of calls in a coordinated manner, thus providing a relevant approach to understand the neural bases of vocal turn-taking. To study this communication process, my research takes advantage of novel electrophysiological technologies that allow high-density brain recordings.
2020-Now PhD Student, Vallentin Lab, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.
2018 Master in Neural and Behavioural Sciences, Tübingen University, Germany.
2010 B.Sc. in Psychology with Honours, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Faculty of Psychology, Mexico.
2018-2020 CONACYT-DAAD Scholarship
2012-2013 UNAM scholarship for a semester exchange at Universitat de Barcelona