Edvard Moser


Dr Edvard Moser
Director of Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +44(0) 131 3232





E-mail: edvard.moser@ntnu.no

Research Interests
Circuit mechanisms of space

My group is interested in how spatial location and spatial memory are computed in the brain. I am working with May-Britt Moser as a collaborator. The highlight of our work is perhaps the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping. Additionally, we have identified additional space-representing cell types in the entorhinal cortex. A key objective of our current work is to understand how the neural microcircuit for representation of space is organized. Based on the observation that grid cells are organized as discrete functionally independent modules, we are asking whether and how grid cells and grid modules contribute to the formation of high-capacity memory in the hippocampus.

Key Publications
Hafting, T, Fyhn, M, Molden, S, Moser, M-B and Moser, EI. (2005) Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature, 436, 801-806.
Fyhn, M, Hafting, T, Treves, A, Moser, M-B and Moser, EI. (2007) Hippocampal remapping and grid realignment in entorhinal cortex. Nature, 446, 190-194.
Solstad, T, Boccara, CN, Kropff, E, Moser, M-B and Moser, EI. (2008) Representation of geometric borders in the entorhinal cortex. Science, 322, 1865-1868.
Colgin, LL, Denninger, T, Fyhn, M, Hafting, T, Bonnevie, T, Jensen, O, Moser, M-B and Moser, EI. (2009) Frequency of gamma oscillations routes flow of information in the hippocampus. Nature, 462, 353-357. 
Stensola, H, Stensola, T, Solstad, T, Frøland, K, Mose,r M-B and Moser, EI. (2012) The entorhinal grid map is discretized. Nature, 492, 72-78.