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Manfred Gahr

Prof. Dr. Manfred Gahr

Regular member MCN, GSN core faculty


Director MPI of Ornithology


Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Haus Nr. 6
D-82319 Seewiesen

Phone: +49 (0)8157 / 932 - 276
Fax: +49 (0)8157 / 932 - 285


Further Information

Research focus:Behavioural neurobiology

Key words: Behavioural neurobiology, endocrinology, reproduction, systems neuroscience, acoustic communications

GSN students

Current: Alena Lemazina

Graduated: Dr. Shouwen Ma

Selected publications:

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.