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May-Britt Moser

Queen of Neuroscience

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May-Britt Moser is a Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, she heads up the Center for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. May-Britt pioneered research on the brain's mechanism for representing space. She won the Nobel Prize in 2014 for her discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex and several other space representing neurons that make up the positioning system of the brain. She's studied correlations between the anatomical structure of the hippocampus and social learning in rats, which laid the foundation for new research into the cognitive and spacial deficits associated with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Also, she accepted her Nobel Prize in a specially designed gown depicting grid cells, pretty awesome.