Empathy for disgust: The cellular foundations of social learning on the basis of observing goal-directed behavior

Chicks have been shown capable of learning to avoid pecking by observation of a conspecific showing a disgust reaction after pecking the bitter-tasting bead. The project investigates the neuronal basis of this (social) gustatory avoidance learning in birds.


Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Onur Güntürkün (Fakultät f. Psychologie, LS Biopsychologie)

Förderlinie: Projektförderung
Fördersumme: 77.139 Euro
Laufzeit: 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2013


Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c. Onur Güntürkün
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Psychologie
AE Biopsychologie
44780 Bochum

Telefon: 0234-3226213
Onur.Guentuerkuen (at) rub(dot)de