Background and activities

Background: Cognitive neurophysiology and medicine

Medical doctor (NTNU) with research programme

Medical Internship (St. Olavs Hospital and Røros Medical Centre). 

PhD in Neuroscience (Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience / Centre for Neural Computation, NTNU). PhD thesis: Spatial representation in the brain - hippocampal impact on entorhinal grid cells. 

Postdoctoral research: 

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease - clinical, neurophysiological and cognitive neuroscience aspects, with focus on action selection and decision making. (Dept. of Neuromedicine / St. Olav's Hospital, Trondheim and National Institute of Health, USA)

Neurophysiology of the human temporal and frontal lobes related to memory, in the context of epilepsy. (National Institutes of Health, USA).

Current research: 

Representation of space and time in the human brain, in context of Alzheimer's disease (K.G. Jebsen Centre for Alzheimer's Disease - WP 4 & 5, NTNU).

Scientific interest: Translational neuroscience

Being a neuroscientist with a background as a medical doctor, I have a strong interest in translational neuroscience. My research focus is the neurophysiology of cognition, with a special focus on memory and action control / decision making. I have studied rodents and humans, including both healthy controls and patients with different types of brain disorders, using different methods. My aim is to bridge knowledge across studies in animals and humans, and to translate recent insights in the neurophysiology of cognitive functions into better understanding of human brain disorders. On a broader level of translation, I am interested in the transition from knowledge to action, and its relevance for environmental actions  ('green neuroscience'). 


Course coordinator for NEVR3003 - Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience (MSc neuroscience)

Lecturer in neuroscience for multiple educational levels in neuroscience, medicine and psychology

Special interest in teaching scientific literacy

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

Journal publications


  • Bonnevie, Tora; Moser, Edvard Ingjald; Moser, May-Britt. (2014) Spatial Representation in the Brain - Hippocampal Impact on Entorhinal Grid Cells. 2014. ISBN 978-82-471-4750-4.