Background and activities
Professor of Medicine and leader of the Kentros research group at the Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience, NTNU.
Kentros’ laboratory takes advantage of his dual molecular and neurophysiological background by combining the anatomical specificity of molecular genetics with in vivo electrophysiological recordings and anatomical analysis.
The lab uses mice capable of driving the expression of transgenes in particular subsets of neurons in brain areas involved in learning and memory to determine their precise connectivity and to modulate their neural activity while recording from other cell types. In this way, the lab investigates the anatomical and functional circuitry underlying learning and memory.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) A Novel Mechanism for the Grid-to-Place Cell Transformation Revealed by Transgenic Depolarization of Medial Entorhinal Cortex Layer II. Neuron. vol. 93 (6).
- (2017) TU-tagging: A method for identifying layer-enriched neuronal genes in developing mouse visual cortex. eNeuro. vol. 4 (5).
- (2014) Role of self-generated odor cues in contextual representation. Hippocampus. vol. 24 (8).
- (2014) Beyond the bolus: Transgenic tools for investigating the neurophysiology of learning and memory. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). vol. 21 (10).
- (2014) Grid cells and cortical representation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. vol. 15 (7).
- (2014) Perceptual gap detection is mediated by gap termination responses in auditory cortex. Current Biology. vol. 24 (13).
- (2013) Transgenically Targeted Rabies Virus Demonstrates a Major Monosynaptic Projection from Hippocampal Area CA2 to Medial Entorhinal Layer II Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience. vol. 33 (37).