Edvard and May-Britt Moser are Director and Co-director respectively of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU in Trondheim.
The two share the prize for their discovery of “grid cells” in the brain. These neurons have a spesific function as regards spatial respresentation, and allows mammals to know precisely their spatial location (have a sence of locality) and to move from one place to another.
They say they will use the NOK 4 million prize money to continue their research.
The award ceremony will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on Thhursday April 14th 2011