Women of Interest – May Britt Moser

May Britt Moser was born January 4, 1963, in Fosnavag, Norway. She is a psychologist and neuroscientist who, along with her then husband, shared half of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on grid cells and neurons. Being aware of a person’s location and the ability to find their way around is vital for both humans and animals. May Britt Moser and Edvard Moser discovered a cell, located in the center of the brain, that is important for determining position and for the encoding of space and for episodic memory. This work provides scientists with the ability to gain new information about the cognitive processes and spatial deficits associated with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Moser’s were one of five couples to receive a Nobel Prize. Throughout her career Moser received many honours and awards.

Further information about this accomplished woman may be found at the following websites:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May-Britt_Moser
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2014/may-britt-moser-facts.html
https://www.britannica.com/biography/May-Britt-Moser

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