Ole Jensen (neuroscientist)

Ole Jensen
Born (1968-05-25) 25 May 1968 (age 55)
Alma materTechnical University of Denmark
Known forResearch work on applying magnetoencephalography
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Birmingham

Ole Jensen (born 25 May 1968) is a Danish neuroscientist and professor of translational neuroscience at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. He is known for his research work on applying magnetoencephalography to study the functioning of human brain.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Jensen received a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from The Technical University of Denmark in 1993. He was the doctoral student of John E. Lisman and received a PhD degree in Neuroscience in 1998 at Brandeis University, US.[3] In 2013, he was appointed professor at the Science Faculty of Radboud University,[4] The Netherlands where he established a research program on magnetoencephalography (MEG) at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.[5] In 2016 he was appointed as professor in Translational Neuroscience at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, where he now is co-director of the Centre for Human Brain Health.[6] He is known for his work on neuronal oscillations using computational neuroscience and magnetoencephalography.

Research area[edit]

Jensen's research mainly focuses on the neuronal oscillatory dynamics supporting cognition in animals and humans. In particular, his work has addressed the role of alpha oscillations (or waves) by demonstrating that these oscillations reflect a gating by inhibition mechanism in attention, language and memory tasks.[1] Other parts of his work has focused on understanding the coupling between slower and faster oscillations and how this kind of neuronal dynamics organize neuronal coding.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Jensen, Ole; Mazaheri, Ali (2010). "Shaping Functional Architecture by Oscillatory Alpha Activity: Gating by Inhibition". Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 4: 186. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2010.00186. ISSN 1662-5161. PMC 2990626. PMID 21119777.
  • McNaughton, Bruce L.; Battaglia, Francesco P.; Jensen, Ole; Moser, Edvard I.; Moser, May-Britt (2006–2008). "Path integration and the neural basis of the 'cognitive map'". Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 7 (8): 663–678. doi:10.1038/nrn1932. ISSN 1471-0048. PMID 16858394. S2CID 16928213.
  • Colgin, Laura Lee; Denninger, Tobias; Fyhn, Marianne; Hafting, Torkel; Bonnevie, Tora; Jensen, Ole; Moser, May-Britt; Moser, Edvard I. (2009–2011). "Frequency of gamma oscillations routes flow of information in the hippocampus". Nature. 462 (7271): 353–357. Bibcode:2009Natur.462..353C. doi:10.1038/nature08573. ISSN 1476-4687. PMID 19924214. S2CID 4429677.


  1. ^ a b "Professor Ole Jensen MSc, PhD". University of Birmingham.
  2. ^ "Ole Jensen's Publons profile". publons.com. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Ole Jensen". University of Birmingham Memory and Learning Group. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ "JSMF grant awarded to Ole Jensen". Radboud University. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Some brain parts have to shut up for a while". Donders Institute. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Brain oscillations in cognition and disorders". Neuronal Oscillations. Retrieved 29 June 2020.

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