Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN)

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN)

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN) is a leading research centre aiming to understand the emergence of high-level brain functions.

KISN

  • Photo by Geir Mogen/KISN

    This is a grid cell. Grid cells are located in the brain's enthorinal cortex. They help humans and other mammals find our way. This grid cell is captured by Menno Witter at KISN.
  • Image by Richard Gardener/KISN.

    The grid cells are known as the brain's GPS. To find your way, you need to know where you are, where you are going and how to get there. These grid cells are recorded by Richard Gardner at KISN using Neuropixels probes.
  • Photo by Julie Gloppe Solem/KISN.

    Grid cells were first discovered in rats by the Moser Group in 2005. Grid cells have since been discovered in species as diverse as bats, monkeys and humans. They are part of a navigational system that evolved in the pre-mammal brain hundreds of millions of years ago.

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KISN staff performing the hexagonal pattern of grid fields.

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Kavli Leader Team

Kavli Leader Team

 

Edvard Moser. Photo.
Edvard Moser

Scientific Director

 

May-Britt Moser. Photo.
May-Britt Moser

Scientific Director

 

Bjarne Foss. Photo.
Bjarne Foss

Administrative Director

Centres at KISN

Centres at KISN

Groups at KISN

Groups at KISN

 

May-Britt og Edvard Moser
Moser Group:

Space and memory
Menno Witter
Witter Group:

Functional neuranatomy
Yasser Roudi
Roudi Group:

SPINOr: Stat.Phys. of Inference and Network Organization
Jonathan Whitlock
Whitlock Group:

Cognitive motor function
Cliff Kentros
Kentros Group:

Transgenic investigation of neural circuits
Emre Yaksi
Yaksi Group:

Sensory computations
Tobias Navarro Schröder
Navarro Schröder Group
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Vision and navigation
Giulia Quattrocolo
Quattrocolo Group:

Circuit development
Max Nigro
Nigro Group
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Perception and cognition
Maryam Ziaei
Ziaei Group:

Aging Neuroscience

Support Group:

Admin & Tech

Visiting Group Leader

Visiting Group Leader

 


Christian Doeller. Photo.
Doeller Group:

Translational neuroscience

 


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