Edvard Moser

Edvard Moser obtained his PhD in neurophysiology in the University of Oslo. He is Founding Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Centre for Neural Computation in Trondheim, Norway.  He has served in many scientific panels and received numerous awards. He shares the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2014 with May-Britt Moser and John O’Keefe.  

His lab is interested in how spatial location and spatial memory are computed in the brain. His work includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides the first clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping. Subsequent to this discovery the Mosers have identified additional space-representing cell types in the entorhinal cortex and they are beginning to unravel how the neural microcircuit is organized and how grid patterns are generated.
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