Sepideh Tabrik

MSc. Biomedical Engineering

Sepideh Tabrik

Main research

I am interested in how the cross-modal transferring happens during the categorization learning using different sensory modalities, visual and tactile systems. To understand this mechanism, I used a virtual reality system for visual training and 3D printed version of digital embryos for tactile training. In addition to the behavioral experiment, I am interested in understanding the induced neuronal-plasticity in the resting-state fMRI after categorization learning. This project is part of project A1 of SFB784.

Curriculum vitae

since 05/2017
PhD student at the Neuroimaging Research Group Neuroplasticity /Learning at the University Clinic Bergmannsheil.

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Bioelectric at the Science & Technology University (IUST) in Teheran, Iran.
Topic of the Master thesis: classification of breast masses on ultrasound images using Texture and morphologic features extraction.

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Electronic at the Islamic Azad University in Ghazvin, Iran.
Topic of the Bachelor thesis: Floor cleaning robot


Tabrik S., Behroozi M, Schlaffke L, Heba S, Lenz M, Lissek S, Güntürkün O, Dinse HR, Tegenthoff M.(2021) Visual and Tactile Sensory Systems Share Common Features in Object Recognition. eNeuro. 8(5):ENEURO.0101-21.2021. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0101-21.2021. PMID: 34544756; PMCID: PMC8493885.

Behroozi, M., Helluy, X., Ströckens, F., Gao, M., Pusch, R., Tabrik S., Tegenthoff, M., Otto, T., Axmacher, N., Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Genc, E., & Güntürkün, O. (2020). Event-related functional MRI of awake behaving pigeons at 7T. Nature Communications, 11(1), 4715.

Billings B. K., Bhagwandin A., Patze, N., Ngwena, A., Rook N., von Eugen K., Tabrik S., Güntürkün O., & Manger P. R. (2020). Nuclear organization and morphology of catecholaminergic neurons and certain pallial terminal networks in the brain of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 109, 101851

Von Eugen K, Tabrik S, Güntürkün O, Ströckens F (2020). A comparative analysis of the dopaminergic innervation of the executive caudal nidopallium in pigeon , chicken , zebra finch and carrion crow . Journal of Comparative Neurology.

Anselme, P., Edeş, N., Tabrik, S., Güntürkün, O. (2018). Long-term behavioral sensitization to apomorphine is independent of conditioning and increases conditioned pecking, but not preference, in pigeons. Behavioural Brain Research, 336, 122–134.

Emre Ünver, Alexis Garland, Sepideh Tabrik, Onur Güntürkün (2017). Sneaking a peek: pigeons use peripheral vision (not mirrors) to find hidden food. Animal Cognition. doi: 10.1007/s10071-017-1090-x