What we do

We are brain scientists. Neuroscience is one of the most prominent scientific fields, nested between life science, medical science and the humanities with immense implications for our understanding of human behaviour and information technology, and with a strong societal impact, both in medicine (e.g. understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s) as well as in technology (e.g. developing artificial intelligence).

In our research group, we leverage modern neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate brain systems that support transformation of experience into enduring memories. We seek to understand how mnemonic networks help us to map and navigate our geographical and memory landscapes and to assemble our rich inventory of knowledge.

The next generation

We care greatly that the next generation of neuroscientists receives the best possible training opportunities, and we enthusiastically contribute to the excellent educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We aim to provide our top students with all the skills necessary to become leaders in the future, both in science and beyond academia.

Public engagement

We also love to talk about science with the general public and the media. We get regularly involved in activities that promote public engagement with science, such as the Brain Awareness Week, public lectures, school visits and publications in popular science magazines. We enjoy giving interviews on TV, radio and in newspapers.

Meet our team

Merethe Andresen

Merethe Andresen

Senior engineer | Adventurous traveler

All-round technician

Marco Badwal

Marco Badwal

MD student | HIIT enthusiast

Visual and conceptual spaces

Jacob Bellmund

Jacob Bellmund

Postdoc | Ardent football fan

Imagined space

Johanna Bergmann

Johanna Bergmann

Postdoc | Outdoor adventurist

Artificial perception & memory

Boon Linn Choo

Boon Linn Choo

Master student | The uncatchable & spontaneous mind

Brain mimicry with deep learning

Annelene Gulden Dahl

Annelene Gulden Dahl

PhD candidate | Maker & Tinkerer

Memory and spatial navigation in rodents

Naomi de Haas

Naomi de Haas

PhD candidate | Debates & pubs

Connecting space and memory

Felix Deilmann

Felix Deilmann

PhD candidate | Exploring other countries & cultures

Mnemonic decision making

Christian Doeller

Christian Doeller

Principal investigator | Winning world cups

Engineering knowledge

Nikolas Filler

Nikolas Filler

Student assistant | Roadcyclist & traceur

Assisting research

Stian Jensen Framvik

Stian Jensen Framvik

Staff engineer | Novice chocolatier

Attractor dynamics in hippocampal remapping

Markus Frey

Markus Frey

PhD candidate | Pasta, Pesto, Panna cotta

Deep Learning for spatial navigation

Mona Garvert

Mona Garvert

Group leader | Coffee lover

Representing knowledge for guiding choice

Gøril Rolfseng Grøntvedt

Gøril Rolfseng Grøntvedt

PhD candidate | Family & exercise

Biomarkers for Alzheimer's

Anja Hanisch

Anja Hanisch

Personal assistant | Magic, mystery and miracles

Doellerlab helpdesk

Joshua Julian

Joshua Julian

Postdoc | Ukulelist

Navigating from cells to systems

Raphael Kaplan

Raphael Kaplan

Collaborator | Assisted professor

Decision Making & Memory

Misun Kim

Misun Kim

Postdoc | Incurably curious

Multidimensional space

Artem Karew

Artem Karew

PhD candidate | Leaning out of the window

Generalization of spatial cognition

Dörte Kuhrt

Dörte Kuhrt

PhD candidate | All-round dilettante

Concept space

Renil Mathew

Renil Mathew

Master student | Turn on, tune in, drop out

fMRI and HRF estimation

Matthias Nau

Matthias Nau

PhD candidate | Drums & Percussion

Visual perception & the cognitive map

Tobias Navarro Schroeder

Tobias Navarro Schroeder

Postdoc | Expect the unexpected

Navigating the brain

Alexander Nitsch

Alexander Nitsch

PhD candidate | Crêpe lover

Episodic memory and space

Loes Ottink

Loes Ottink

PhD candidate | Musician and ballet dancer

Cognitive map for navigation

Ignacio Polti

Ignacio Polti

PhD candidate | Yerba Mate supplier

Time estimation and uncertainty

Volker Reisner

Volker Reisner

PhD candidate | Drums & outdoor activities

Deforming space

Lydia Brunvoll Sandøy

Lydia Brunvoll Sandøy

Master student | Music and movies

Investigating concept space

Theo Schäfer

Theo Schäfer

PhD candidate | Perpetual sight seeker

Structures of thought

Lilith Sommer

Lilith Sommer

PhD candidate | Enthusiastic cellist

Imaging translational concept space

Susanne Starke

Susanne Starke

Personal assistant | Sun worshipper

Doellerlab helpdesk

Natalie Ruth St. John

Natalie Ruth St. John

Master student | Trail running & violin

Navigating concept space

Ingrid Framås Syversen

Ingrid Framås Syversen

PhD candidate | Handball player

MRI methods

Stephanie Theves

Stephanie Theves

Postdoc | Keen traveller

Mapping knowledge acquisition

Kerstin Träger

Kerstin Träger

Lab coordinator | Figure skater

Organize and keep the lab together

Anne Merete Winther

Anne Merete Winther

Staff engineer | Keen mambo dancer

Navigating the lab

Alumni