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Prestigious Otto Hahn Medal awarded to Kavli researcher Dr. Matthias Nau

Mnau. Photo.


"I am fascinated by how our brain combines vision and memory to form an internal image of the external world”, says Matthias Nau.

Norway’s Nobel laureates take up the fight against Alzheimer's

Edvard Moser. Photo.


Developing an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease is the  long-term goal of a new national research centre in Norway. Nobel  laureates Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser will lead the K.G.  Jebsen Centre for Alzheimer's Disease, aimed at determining how  Alzheimer's disease arises in the brain and its early stages of  development.

How your Brain Experiences Time


Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience have discovered a network of brain cells that express our sense of time within experiences and memories.

“This network provides timestamps to events and keeps track of the order of events within an experience”, says Professor Edvard Moser. This area of the brain where time is experienced is located right next to the area that codes for space.

Interneuron Networks Control Distinct Elements Of The Brain's Positioning System


Navigating the busy city streets, do you ever reflect on how your brain is able to guide you in the right direction? Deep inside your brain, scientists have found a neural network continuously measuring and calculating your body’s movements and position in your surroundings, dynamically updating its calculations according to the passing landscape.


Flavio Donato Honored for Uncovering Neuron Circuit Development


Flavio Donato has been named the 2017 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology, for his essay "Assembling the brain from deep within." Dr. Donato's analysis of neuron development offers an entry point into better understanding the organization of the brain, which can help trace back the precise elements of a network that all come together to produce cognition.


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Report from Kavli Institute at the worlds largest neuroscience event Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC, November 2017.

Labour Party promises NOK 80 million to Moser research

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The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience were hosting a delegation from the Norwegian Labour Party on 9 August.



Christian Doeller wins Radboud Science Award

Christian Doeller. Photo.



Christian Doeller at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience has been awarded the Radboud Science Award for his research on how the brain links memories of different events to form one coherent memory.



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Selected media

Selected media

The scientists at the Kavli Institute take part in various activities for communicating science to the public. The tools of the trade for communicating within the science community, like peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, are not good sources of knowledge for the public. Rather it’s through popular media, like online video platforms, television, social media, radio, podcasts, newspapers and magazines, as well as popularized talks and debates taking place in the public, that the majority of citizens gain knowledge and advice about science. 

Popular science communication demands a translation of both complexity, language and dissemination form, without compromising central scientific aspects. By explaining scientific relationships in a straight-forward language and contextualizing scientific facts within issues of public interest and concern, our scientists aim at not only translating information and facts into publicly accessible knowledge and understanding, but also at providing a vocabulary that allows the broader public to engage in and join discourses about local and global issues that involve both risks and benefits, and in which every citizen is a stakeholder. 

These insights represent the fundament for the institute's public outreach activities and science communication plan.

Starmus represents an innovative approach to boosting public understanding of science, inviting citizens to engage with and participate in scientific discourses, by bringing together the very best of science and art into a weeklong popular science dissemination festival. The festival is pulling thousands of visitors, and is covered by major media houses across the world.

In 2016 Edvard Moser participated in the Starmus festival III held in Tenerife, with a popular science lecture on grid cells. Edvard and May-Britt Moser have since been instrumental in bringing the Starmus initiative to Trondheim (2017).

Starmus 2016. Photo.


"The Grand Narrative" is an animated story about how we find our way in the environment, and why navigation is essential for life.

The Grand Narrative. Illustration.

Grid cells for Young Minds

Hurra for hjernen (norwegian)!

Hurra for hjernen (norwegian)!

Vil du vite mer om den fantastiske hjernen din? Her kan du lære litt om de ulike typene hjerneceller og strukturene i hjernen vår!

Hurra for hjernen, digital brochure


NRSNs website

Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NSRN)

NSRN is a network for PhD students in neuroscience who are working at a Norwegian institution.


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Here you will find the most common logos of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.

The Research Fund of the Kavli Institute

The Research Fund of the Kavli Institute

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In 2024, it will be ten years since Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser received the Nobel Prize. Perhaps we can contribute to solving medical puzzles behind for example dementia?


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