May-Britt Moser

Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

May-Britt Moser, Professor in Neuroscience (2000), Scientific Co-Director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Interested in the neural basis of spatial location and spatial memory and cognitive functions more generally. She and her long term collaborator, Edvard Moser, discovered grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, and other functional cell types, like head direction cells, border cells, speed cells and object-vector cells, as well as recent mechanisms for representation of episodic time – findings that collectively point to the entorhinal cortex as a hub for the brain network for representation of space and experience. Initial training at the University of Oslo, supervisor Dr. Per Andersen, on the structural basis of hippocampal memory. Among numerous awards for her work, she was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 together with Edvard Moser and John O’Keefe.

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