May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser are Professors and Directors at the Kavli Institute and the Centre for the Biology of Memory. They use grid cells to understand fundamental neural circuit computations underlying cognition and behaviour.
The Kentros laboratory uses mouse molecular genetic techniques to address the neural circuitry underlying learning and memory. Combining the anatomical specificity of mouse molecular genetics with in vivo recordings from awake, behaving animals gives an edge to analyzing the functional circuitry of memory.
Functional neuroanatomy aims to understand the relationships between the wiring of neuronal networks and their function. Witter's research group focuses on the architecture of the parahippocampal and hippocampal networks.
The aim of the Kentros group is to describe the population coding of goal-directed movement intentions in the parietal and frontal areas of neocortex. By describing how these circuits work, they hope to also shed light on how we understand the actions of others.
The Yaksi group aims to understand the fundamental principles underlying the function and development of neural circuits in genetically tractable model organisms.
In SPINOr, they seek to understand principles that underlie inference, information processing and learning, mainly by using tools from statistical physics.
Network signalling and interdependence
Decoding the functional interactions between the hippocampal and entorhinal maps and interdependence between the different cell types within these cortical space-memory circuits. We use in vivo extracellular recording, optogenetic and pharmacrogenetic toolboxes.
Speed cells in the medial entorhinal cortex in Nature July 2015
Shearing-induced asymmetry in entorhinal grid cells in Nature February 2015