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365: May-Britt Moser

Psychologist and Neuroscientist

Born: 4 January 1963, Fosnavåg, Norway

May-Britt is the department head of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

She won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014. Sharing the award with three others, the prize citation states, “For their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.”

One of the scientists she shares the Nobel with is her former husband, and the father of her two daughters.

May-Britt’s area of study focuses on how people and animals are able to track their sense of location in various settings.

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