Onur Güntürkün is a professor of behavioural neuroscience at Ruhr University Bochum. His decades-long foundational research into brain development has been the source of numerous insights on how cognition, thoughts and memories are created in the brain. A particular focus of his research are the cognitive abilities of mammals and birds, reaching from the level of the brain cell to behaviour patterns. Onur’s celebrated work reveals some universal ideas on how our thinking evolved over millions of years and gives hope that we may at some point understand all the underlying principles of cognition.
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