Distinguished Research and Helen C. Seitz Endowed Professor in Neuroscience
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
  • Animal Migration and Homing
  • Comparative Neuroanatomy

Taking Grad Students? Yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Selected Publications:

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.

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:

Undergraduate Courses

  • PSYC 3330. Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 3340. Behavioral and Neural Genetics
  • PSYC 4400. Animal Intelligence
  • PSYC 4400. Psychology of Space and Time

Graduate Courses

  • PSYC 7100. Basic Neuroscience and Cognition