VERNER P. BINGMAN

Distinguished Research and Helen C. Seitz Endowed Professor, Department of Psychology and J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior

Phone: (419) 372-6984
Email: vbingma@bgsu.edu
Office: Room 255, Psychology Building
Lab Page: N/A
CV: DOC

Taking Graduate Students? Yes
Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Research Interests:

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory with particular interests in animal navigation, spatial memory and age-related decline in cognitive function.

Selected Publications:

Bingman, V.P., Pemberton, M.L. and Mora, C.V. (2021). Avian forebrain processing of magnetic intensity and inclination: Hippocampus, anterior forebrain Wulst and an unexpected doubledisassociation. Ethology, Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2021.1871966

Herold, C., Coppola, V.J. and Bingman, V.P. (2015). The maturation of research into the avian hippocampal formation: Recent discoveries from one of nature’s foremost navigators. Hippocampus, 25, 1193-1211. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22463

Coppola, V.J., Kanyok, N., Schreiber, A.J., Flaim, M.E. and Bingman, V.P. (2016). Changes in hippocampal volume and neuron number co-occur with memory decline in old homing pigeons (Columba livia). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 131, 117-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2016.03.014

Sotelo, M.I., Daneri, M.F., Bingman, V.P. and Muzio, R.N. (2016). Telencephalic neuronal activation associated with spatial memory in the terrestrial toad, Rhinella arenarum: Participation of the medial pallium during navigation by geometry. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 88, 149-160.

Bingman, V.P., Graving, J.M., Hebets, E.A. and Wiegmann, D.D. (2017). Importance of the antenniform legs, but not vision, for homing by the neotropical whip spider, Paraphrynus laevifrons. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 885-890. doi:10.1242/jeb.149823

Bingman, V.P. and MacDougall-Shackleton, S.A. (2017). The avian hippocampus and the hypothetical maps used by navigating migratory birds (With some reflection on compasses and migratory restlessness). Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 203, 465-474. doi:10.1007/s00359-017-1161-0

Courses Taught:

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