Maria Stylianou Korsnes

Professor II - Department of Psychology
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Visiting address Oslo universitetssykehus Alderspsykiatrisk døgnenhet Slottsberget 35 1385 Asker
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

I am particularly interested in neuroscience and brain research with a focus on clinical application, and how illness or brain injury affects cognitive functions, thoughts and emotions in humans.

At the Department of Age Psychiatry my current focus is in the age-related mental illnesses, and how we can distinguish between aging and neurological and psychiatric disorders, as in dementia, depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment focusing on neuropsychological testing and imaging using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

fMRI is exciting and great progress has been made in recent years. It is now possible to understand how cognitive processes interact, and thus also relate differences in brain activation to cognitive processes. Completely clear connections are usually not found, but by putting together several pieces of the puzzle fMRI has the potential of becoming an integral part of the diagnostics Methods.


Higher education and employment history

Research leader at Oslo University Hospital, Department of Old Psychiatry and Professor of psychology at the University of Oslo, Psychology department specialist in clinical neuropsychology with broad experience in different populations and age groups.

Ph.D- University of Oslo in 1996, and has had two postdoctoral periods at the Department of Psychology.

Earlier employments include research positions at Stanford University respectively in John Gabrieli and Marc Feldmann labs.


  • ​Editor Norwegian Neuropsychological Society 2006-2013

  • Board Member at the Research Committee; Clinic Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital

  • Board Member at the Clinical Education Committee for psychologists , Oslo University Hospital


  • Stanford University, USA

  • Technion Institute of Technology, Israel

  • Viken Age Psychiatric Research Network, Oslo University Hospital (OUS)

Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Clinical psychology and personality psychology


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  • Korsnes, Maria Stylianou & Ulstein, Ingun (2014). kognitive effekter ved depresjon hos eldre, literatur gjennomgang av nevropsykologiske funn. Demens&Alderspsykiatri.  18(2), s 21- 21
  • Korsnes, Maria Stylianou; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Nygård, Merethe & Bjørnes, Helge (2010). En fMRI studie av hørselshallusinasjoner hos pasienter med epilepsy. Nevropsykologi : Medlemsblad for Norsk Nevropsykologisk Forening.  ISSN 1500-8347.  12, s 11- 12
  • Korsnes, Maria Stylianou; Magnussen, Svein & Gabrieli, John D (2007). Neural correlates of object priming: an fMRI study. Perception.  ISSN 0301-0066.  36, s 120- 121
  • Andresen, Sverre; Korsnes, Maria Stylianou; Stabell, Kirsten Engberg; Bjørnerud, Atle & Due-tønnesen, P (2005). Memory-related hippocampal fMRI activation in presurgical assessment of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy- a pilot study. Epilepsia.  ISSN 0013-9580.

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Published Aug. 8, 2013 9:00 AM - Last modified Oct. 13, 2015 10:49 AM