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

Kevin Aspaas Eriksen

Kevin Aspaas Eriksen

Staff engineer | Open-, absent-, and present-minded

Navigating memory

Blazej Baczkowski

Blazej Baczkowski

Postdoc | Craft beer novice

Cognitive map of threat imminence

Marco Badwal

Marco Badwal

MD student | HIIT enthusiast

Visual and conceptual spaces

Irina Barnaveli

Irina Barnaveli

PhD candidate | Art and adventures

Cognitive spaces & action encoding

Alice Bassewitz

Alice Bassewitz

Master student | {insert original comment here}

Conceptual knowledge acquisition

Marcia Bécu

Marcia Bécu

Postdoc | Dog and ski addict

Aging navigational system

Jacob Bellmund

Jacob Bellmund

Postdoc | Ardent football fan

Imagined space

Johanna Bergmann

Johanna Bergmann

Postdoc | Outdoor adventurist

Prediction spaces and insight

Clara Bersch

Clara Bersch

PhD candidate (MPSoC Lab Rotation) | Story seeker

Cognitive map for social navigation

Tora Bonnevie

Tora Bonnevie

Researcher | Horses and mountains

Translating knowledge

Petra Borovská

Petra Borovská

Student assistant | Curious and sceptic

Learning strategies & methodology

Boon Linn Choo

Boon Linn Choo

Master student | The uncatchable & spontaneous mind

Brain mimicry with deep learning

Felix Deilmann

Felix Deilmann

PhD candidate | Exploring other countries & cultures

Mnemonic decision making

Christian Doeller

Christian Doeller

Principal investigator | Winning world cups

Engineering knowledge

Moritz Dörfler

Moritz Dörfler

PhD candidate (MPSoC Lab Rotation) | Politics & Films

Computational Explanations of Cognition

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

Anna-Maria Grob

Anna-Maria Grob

PhD candidate | Pasta lover

Episodic memory integration

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

Andrea Hiott

Andrea Hiott

Master student | Wanderer and wonderer

Grids of thought

Sein Jeung

Sein Jeung

PhD candidate | Games, memes, parrots

Mobile EEG for spatial navigation

Misun Kim

Misun Kim

Postdoc | Incurably curious

Multidimensional space

Dörte Kuhrt

Dörte Kuhrt

PhD candidate | All-round dilettante

Concept space

Julianne Lundanes

Julianne Lundanes

Research Assistant | Coffee addict

Memory and navigation

Anna Makova

Anna Makova

Project student | Dessert aficionado

Learning in the developing brain

Tobias Navarro Schroeder

Tobias Navarro Schroeder

Postdoc | Expect the unexpected

Navigating the brain

Alexander Nitsch

Alexander Nitsch

PhD candidate | Immersed in books

Maps for memory and decision making

Loes Ottink

Loes Ottink

PhD candidate | Musician and ballet dancer

Cognitive map for navigation

Leonardo Pettini

Leonardo Pettini

PhD candidate (MPSoC Lab Rotation) | Guitars, cetaceans, and nice wine

Representation learning in multidimensional feature spaces

Ignacio Polti

Ignacio Polti

PhD candidate | Yerba Mate supplier

Time estimation and uncertainty

Volker Reisner

Volker Reisner

PhD candidate | Drums & outdoor activities

Deforming space

Hashim Satti

Hashim Satti

PhD candidate (MPSoC Lab Rotation) | Hiking, traveling, and dreaming

Modeling decision making mechanisms

Theo Schäfer

Theo Schäfer

PhD candidate | Perpetual sight seeker

Structures of thought

Hermann Sonntag

Hermann Sonntag

Postdoc | Spending time with family & friends

Modeling MEG

Kim-Laura Speck

Kim-Laura Speck

Student assistant | Seeking new insights

Exploring research

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

Rebekka Tenderra

Rebekka Tenderra

PhD candidate | Novice guitarist

Grid code for concept space

Stephanie Theves

Stephanie Theves

Postdoc | Keen traveller

Cognitive space & Intelligence

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