Brain signals contain the code for your next move

Alternating continuous T-Maze

Is it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out where you will go next? Hiroshi Ito, a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), can now say yes. Ito has just published a description of…

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Mosers elected members of American Philosophical Society

Profesors May-Britt and Edvard Moser

May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim were elected members of the American Philosophical Society at the society’s semiannual meeting in Philadelphia this weekend. The APS is the oldest “learned society” in the United States, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743. The…

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Reality is distorted in brain’s maps

Artistic description of how shearing affect gridcells

The brain’s GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. But we now know how this is done. The way that the brain’s internal maps are linked and anchored to the external world has been a mystery for…

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Not exactly popcorn

Scientists and technical staff from the Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience and the Centre for Neural Computation practice for a most unusual performance: to make popping noises during May-Britt Moser's Nobel lecture. Photo: Liv Ragnhild Sjursen

When May-Britt Moser gave her Nobel lecture on Sunday, she had some help from the audience. At her signal Moser’s colleagues stood up in the audience and made popping sounds. These are the sounds that the scientists hear when rat brain cells communicate with each other. Read more: Not exactly…

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A “wow” ending of fog, jazz poetry and a tuba

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Edvard and May-Britt Moser finished their Nobel lecture with a music video where NTNU music professors improvised over a Norwegian folk tune. The video was filmed in a dense fog where viewers see the faces of the musicians as they play. “Whenever I have given lectures to a large audience…

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