Carlos Gómez-Guzmán

IMPRS Doctoral Student
MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen
Research Group Vallentin
Seewiesen

Main Focus

(Sub)-cortical mechanisms of zebra finch call interactions
Communication is an essential process for life. To transfer information successfully, interactions between organisms are finely controlled. How is this precise coordination orchestrated? The focus of my research consists of answering this question by investigating the role of sub- and cortical brain regions in the context of zebra finch vocal interactions. Zebra finches are highly social songbirds that alternate exchanges of calls in a coordinated manner, thus providing a relevant approach to understand the neural bases of vocal turn-taking. To study this communication process, my research takes advantage of novel electrophysiological technologies that allow high-density brain recordings.    

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position
2020-Now     PhD Student, Vallentin Lab, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.
Education
2018     Master in Neural and Behavioural Sciences, Tübingen University, Germany.
2010     B.Sc. in Psychology with Honours, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Faculty of Psychology, Mexico.
Awards
2018-2020     CONACYT-DAAD Scholarship
2012-2013     UNAM scholarship for a semester exchange at Universitat de Barcelona

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