Dr. Jonathan Benichov

Postdoctoral Researcher
MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen
Research Group Vallentin
+49 8157 932-467

Main Focus

Coordinated timing of vocalizations is essential for interacting with a vocal partner. For example, spoken conversations require vocal turn-taking in order for speakers to avoid overlapping. Little is known about how the brain modulates the timing of vocal responses within an interactive context. My work makes use of electrophysiological and pharmacological methods to identify the neural circuit mechanisms underlying temporal coordination in vocally interacting songbirds.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position
2019-Present    Postdoctoral Researcher, Vallentin Lab, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany

2015        Ph.D. in Neuroscience, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
2007        B.S. in Cognitive Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

2018        Konishi Neuroethology Research Award, International Society for Neuroethology
2010-2015    City University of New York Science Scholarship

Professional Experience
2016-2019    Postdoctoral Researcher, Vallentin Lab, Institute of Behavioral Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2010-2016    Doctoral Student, Researcher & Lecturer, Tchernichovski Lab, Department of Psychology, Hunter College & Biology Department, The City College of New York, New York, NY, USA
2007-2010    Research Specialist & Lab Manager, Wingfield Lab, Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

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