Background and activities
Founding Director of Centre for Neural Computation and Co-Director of the Kavlil Institute for Systems Neuroscience. PhD in neurophysiology, University of Oslo 1995.
May-Britt Moser is interested in the neural basis of spatial location and spatial specifically and cognition more generally. Her work, conducted with Edvard Moser as a long-term collaborator, includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, as well as several additional space-representing cell types in the same circuit.
Her group is beginning to unravel the functional organization of the grid-cell circuit as well as its contribution to memory formation in the hippocampus.
May-Britt Moser was a co-Founder of the Centre for the Biology of Memory, a Research Council-funded Centre of Excellence from 2003 to 2012, and has taken on the Directorship of the Centre for Neural Computation, with a life time from 2013 to 2022.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2015) Coherence among Head Direction Cells before Eye Opening in Rat Pups. Current Biology. vol. 25 (1).
- (2015) A prefrontal-thalamo-hippocampal circuit for goal-directed spatial navigation. Nature. vol. 522 (7554).
- (2015) Speed cells in medial entorhinal cortex. Nature. vol. 523.
- (2015) Topography of Place Maps along the CA3-to-CA2 Axis of the Hippocampus. Neuron. vol. 87 (5).
- (2015) Shearing-induced asymmetry in entorhinal grid cells. Nature. vol. 518 (7538).
- (2014) Place cells in the hippocampus: Eleven maps for eleven rooms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. vol. 111 (52).
- (2014) Representation of geometric borders in the developing rat. Neuron. vol. 82 (1).
- (2014) Coordination of entorhinal-hippocampal ensemble activity during associative learning. Nature. vol. 510 (7503).
- (2014) Grid cells and cortical representation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. vol. 15 (7).
- (2014) From cortical modules to memories. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. vol. 24 (1).
- (2013) Grid cells require excitatory drive from the hippocampus. Nature Neuroscience. vol. 16 (3).
- (2013) Recurrent inhibitory circuitry as a mechanism for grid formation. Nature Neuroscience. vol. 16 (3).
- (2013) Impaired hippocampal rate coding after lesions of the lateral entorhinal cortex. Nature Neuroscience. vol. 16 (8).
- (2013) Grid Cells and Neural Coding in High-End Cortices. Neuron. vol. 80 (3).
- (2013) Time Finds Its Place in the Hippocampus. Neuron. vol. 78 (6).
- (2013) Traces of Experience in the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex. Current Biology. vol. 23 (5).
- (2013) Optogenetic Dissection of Entorhinal-Hippocampal Functional Connectivity. Science. vol. 340 (6128).
- (2012) The entorhinal grid map is discretized. Nature. vol. 492 (7427).
- (2011) Grid cells use HCN1 channels for spatial scaling. Cell. vol. 147 (5).
- (2011) Theta-paced flickering between place-cell maps in the hippocampus. Nature. vol. 478 (7368).
- (2011) Crystals of the brain. EMBO Molecular Medicine. vol. 3 (2).
- (2010) Grid cells in pre- and parasubiculum. Nature Neuroscience. vol. 13 (8).
- (2010) Attractor-Map Versus Autoassociation Based Attractor Dynamics in the Hippocampal Network. Journal of Neurophysiology. vol. 104 (1).
- (2010) A Dual Role for Hippocampal Replay. Neuron. vol. 65 (5).
- (2010) Development of the Spatial Representation System in the Rat. Science. vol. 328 (5985).
- (2009) Frequency of gamma oscillations routes flow of information in the hippocampus. Nature. vol. 462 (7271).
- (2009) Fragmentation of grid cell maps in a multicompartment environment. Nature Neuroscience. vol. 12 (10).
- (2008) Understanding memory through hippocampal remapping. TINS - Trends in Neurosciences. vol. 31 (9).
- (2008) Grid cells in mice. Hippocampus. vol. 18 (12).
- (2008) Hippocampus-independent phase precession in entorhinal grid cells. Nature. vol. 453.
- (2008) Finite scale of spatial representation in the hippocampus. Science. vol. 321.
- (2008) Place cells, grid cells, and the brain's spatial representation system. Annual Review of Neuroscience. vol. 31.
- (2008) Representation of geometric borders in the entorhinal cortex. Science. vol. 322 (5909).