About me

PhD, neurobiologist, lecturer and researcher

Fields of interest:

Neurophysiology, sound localization, auditory perception, neuroethology

Research description

My research focuses on auditory processing of behaviorally relevant signals such as communication signals or sound localization cues.

Publication list:

Original Research articles

Felix RA 2nd, Vonderschen K, Berrebi AS, Magnusson AK. (2013). Development of on-off spiking in superior paraolivary nucleus neurons of the mouse. J Neurophysiol, 109(11):2691-704. doi: 10.1152/jn.01041.2012.


Vonderschen K, Wagner H. J. (2012). Transformation from a pure time delay to a mixed time and phase delay representation in the auditory forebrain pathway. J Neurosci, 32(17):5911-23. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5429-11.2012.


McGillivray P, Vonderschen K, Fortune ES, Chacron MJ. (2012). Parallel coding of first- and second-order stimulus attributes by midbrain electrosensory neurons.

J Neurosci, 32(16):5510-24. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0478-12.2012.


Vonderschen K, Chacron MJ. (2011). Sparse and dense coding of natural stimuli by distinct midbrain neuron subpopulations in weakly electric fish. J Neurophysiol, 106(6):3102-18. doi: 10.1152/jn.00588.2011.


Vonderschen K, Wagner H. (2009). Tuning to interaural time difference and frequency differs between the auditory arcopallium and the external nucleus of the inferior colliculus. J Neurophysiol, 101(5):2348-61. doi: 10.1152/jn.91196.2008.


Hitschfeld EM, Stamper SA, Vonderschen K, Fortune ES, Chacron MJ. (2009). Effects of restraint and immobilization on electrosensory behaviors of weakly electric fish.

ILAR J, 50(4):361-72. doi: 10.1093/ilar.50.4.361.


Wagner H, Asadollahi A, Bremen P, Endler F, Vonderschen K, von Campenhausen M. J. (2007). Distribution of interaural time difference in the barn owl's inferior colliculus in the low- and high-frequency ranges. J Neurosci, 27(15):4191-200. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5250-06.


Vonderschen K, Bleckmann H, Hofmann MH. (2002). A direct projection from the cerebellum to the telencephalon in the goldfish, Carassius auratus. Neurosci Lett, 320(1-2):37-40. doi: 10.1016/s0304-3940(02)00022-8.




Vonderschen K, Wagner H. (2014). Detecting interaural time differences and remodeling their representation. Trends Neurosci, 37(5):289-300. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2014.03.002.


PhD thesis

Vonderschen K. (2008). Processing of auditory signals in the forebrain of the barn owl: neural mechanisms of across-frequency integration. RWTH Aachen University, Germany.