Department of Psychology
BS; University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS; State University of New York-Albany
PhD; State University of New York-Albany

Phone: (419) 372-6984
Office: 255 Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Neurobiology of Spatial Memory and Animal Navigation
  • Migration and Homing
  • Comparative Neuroanatomy

Taking Grad Students? Yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Selected Publications:

Bingman, V.P., Hough II, G.E., Kahn, M.C. and Siegel, J.J. (2003). The homing pigeon hippocampus        and space: In search of adaptive specialization. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 62: 117-127.

Bingman, V.P., Gagliardo, A., Hough II, G.E., Ioalè, P., Kahn, M.C. and Siegel, J.J. (2005) The avian        hippocampus, homing in pigeons and the memory representation of large-scale space.
      Integrative and Comparative Biology 45: 555-564.

Bingman, V.P. and Cheng, K. (2005). Mechanisms of animal global navigation: Comparative        perspectives and enduring challenges. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 17: 295-318.

Bingman, V.P. and Sharp, P.E. (2006). Neuronal implementation of hippocampal-mediated spatial        behavior: A comparative-evolutionary perspective. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
      Reviews 5: 80-91.

Bingman, V. P., Jechura, T., & Kahn, M.C. (2006). Behavioral and neural mechanisms of homing and        migration in birds. In M.F. Brown and R.G. Cook (Eds.), Animal Spatial Cognition: Comparative,        Neural, and Computational Approaches. [On-line]. Available:

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 3330. Cognitive Neuroscience (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 3340. Behavioral and Neural Genetics (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 4400. Psychology of Space and Time (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 7100. Basic Neuroscience and Cognition (graduate)