Christian Doeller wins Radboud Science Award

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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. To answer this question, he and his team used pictures and videos of the computer game “The…

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Yasser Roudi receives the 2015 Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

Yasser Roudi receives Eric Kandel Prize

The Hertie Foundation in collaboration with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) has awarded the 2015 Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize to the physicist and neuroscientist Yasser Roudi from the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. The award which is named after the 2000 Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel “recognizes the…

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Brain signals contain the code for your next move

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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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Edvard Moser met with EC President Juncker – gave advice on research funding.

Professor and Director of Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience Edvard Moser

European  Commission  President  Jean-Claude  Juncker  today  hosted  a  working lunch  for  a  group  of  Nobel Laureates. Sir  Paul  Nurse, Jules  Hoffmann,  Serge  Haroche,  Jean  Tirole  and  Edvard  Moser, and  Wolf-prize laureate László  Lovász  were  joined  by  Vice-President  Jyrki  Katainen,  responsible  for Jobs,  Growth,  Investment  and  Competitiveness;  and  Commissioner  Moedas, responsible…

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Emre Yaksi was chosen for FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.

Scholars chosen for FENS Kavli network

FENS (The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) and The Kavli Foundation have announced the first FENS-Kavli Scholars – 20 young European neurosciencists chosen for the excellence of their research, as well as promise to be among the field’s newest generation of extraordinary pioneers. Emre Yaksi, a faculty member at CNC/Kavli Institute…

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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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