Dr. Christine Hein, PhD


Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
D-26129 Oldenburg

Telefon: +49 (0) 441 798 3081
              +49 (0) 441 798 3095

E-Mail: henrik.mouritsen[at]uol.de


Assistentin von Prof. Dr. Mouritsen

Nadine Ruthenberg

Telefon: +49 (0) 441 798 3149

E-Mail: nadine.ruthenberg[at]uol.de




Dr. Christine Hein, PhD

Education and Scientific Career

2007 - 2010: PhD student at Dept. of Biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany, AG "Neurosensorik" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen).

2009: accepted for a grant by Heinz-Neumüller-Stiftung

2007: M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (Diplom-Biologe) at the Universitäts-Augenklinik Freiburg, Germany
Thesis: "Cognitive influence on perceptual reversals – ERP correlates of the disambiguation of the Necker cube” at Sektion Funktionelle Sehforschung/ Elektrophysiologie, Prof. M. Bach and Dr. J. Kornmeier.

2000: Matriculated at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

1999: Graduated from Viktoriaschule Darmstadt, Germany

Publications and Conference Contributions

2014: Engels, S., Schneider, N.-L., Lefeldt, N., Hein, C. M., Zapka, M., Michalik, A., Elbers, D., Kittel, A., Hore, P. J. & Mouritsen, H. (2014) Anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disrupts magnetic compass orientation in a migratory bird. Nature 509, 353-356. doi: 10.1038/nature13290

2012: Engels, S., Hein, C.M., Lefeldt, N., Prior, H. & Mouritsen, H. (2012) Night-Migratory Songbirds Possess a Magnetic Compass in Both Eyes. PLOS ONE 7, e43271. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043271.

2011Hein, C. M., Zapka, M. & Mouritsen, H. (2011) Weather significantly influences the migratory behaviour of night-migratory songbirds tested indoors in orientation cages. Journal of Ornithology 152, 27-35. DOI:10.1007/s10336-010-0540-x

2010Hein, C. M., Zapka, M., Heyers, D., Kutzschbauch, S., Schneider, N.-L., Mouritsen, H.: "Night-migratory garden warblers can orient with their magnetic compass using the left, the right, or both eyes", J. Royal. Soc. Interface; doi:10.1098/rsif.2009.0376.focus link

2009: Zapka, M., Heyers, D., Hein, CM., Engels, S., Schneider, NL., Hans, J., Weiler, S., Dreyer, D., Kishkinev, D., Wild, JM., Mouritsen, H.: Visual but not trigeminal mediation of magnetic compass information in a migratory bird. Nature 461:1274-1277 (2009).link

2009: Jürgen Kornmeier, Hein, Christine Maira, & Michael Bach “Multistable Perception: When bottom-up and top-down coincide”, Brain and Cognation, 69: 138 - 147

TWK 2007: Jürgen Kornmeier, Hein, Christine Maira, & Michael Bach (Univ.-Augenklinik Freiburg): “Multistable Perception: ERP Correlates of Perceptual Stability Across Different Classes of Ambiguous Figures”

13th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Istanbul, Turkey: Hein CM, Bach M, Kornmeier J (2006). “ERP correlates of the disambiguation of the ambiguous old/young-woman-figure”

TWK 2005: Christine M. Hein, Michael Bach & Jürgen Kornmeier (Uni-Augenklinik Freiburg): „Old/Young Woman: ERP Correlates of the Disambiguation of an Ambiguous Face-Figure”


Revised 20 November 2007

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