VERNER P. BINGMAN

Distinguished Research and Helen C. Seitz Endowed Professor
Department of Psychology and J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH, 43403, USA

Phone: (419) 372-6984
Email: vbingma@bgsu.edu
Office: 255 Psychology
CV: DOC

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. 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:

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