Director MPI of Ornithology
Research focus:Behavioural neurobiology
Key words: Behavioural neurobiology, endocrinology, reproduction, systems neuroscience, acoustic communications
Current GSN students: Shouwen Ma
Beckers GJL and Gahr M. (2010) Neural processing of short-term recurrence in songbird vocal communication. PLoS One 5:e11129: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011129.
Hartog TE, Dittrich F, Pieneman AW, Jansen RF, Frankl-Vilches C, Lessmann V, Lilliehook C, Goldman SA and Gahr M. (2009) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling in the HVC is required for testosterone-induced song of female canaries. J Neurosci 29: 15511–15519.
Schregardus DS, Pieneman AW, ter Maat A, Jansen RF, Brouwer TJF and Gahr M. (2006) A lightwight telemetry system for recording neuronal activity in freely behaving small animals. J Neurosci Methods 155(1): 62–71.
Bolhuis JJ and Gahr M. (2006) Neural mechanisms of bird song memory. Nat Rev Neurosci 7(5): 347–357.
Gahr M. (2003) Male Japanese quails with female brains do not show male behaviour. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100: 7959–7964.