"Grid Cells and the Entorhinal Map of Space"
Wednesday April 18, 2018 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Breakwater Ballroom, Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Director, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Edvard Moser is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim. He is interested in how spatial location and spatial memory are computed in the brain. His work, conducted with May-Britt Moser as a long-term collaborator, includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides the first clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping.
Moser shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 with May-Britt Moser and John O'Keefe for their work identifying the cells that make up the brain's positioning system.