MSc Student


Vivien Rothenburger

Quote :

‘An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.’ – Sir David Attenborough

Vivien is from Switzerland


What colours can a reef fish see? I’m trying to answer this question using a reef predator, the Picasso Triggerfish, for visual modelling and behavioural experiments. I apply theoretical colour space models to visualize how animals perceive their environments and then test these assumptions in vivo.

I’m fascinated by the interplay between neurobiological processes (such as colour perception) and how they manifest in behaviours.



2017 BSc in Integrative Biology (zoology and molecular biology), University of Basel, SWITZERLAND
2018 MSc in Neuroethology,University of Basel, SWITZERLAND


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