The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was divided, one half awarded to John O’Keefe, the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”.
|Nobelist||Born||Affiliation at the time of the award|
|John O’Keefe||18 November 1939, New York, NY, USA||University College, London, United Kingdom|
|May-Britt Moser||4 January 1963, Fosnavåg, Norway||Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway|
|Edvard I. Moser||27 April 1962, Ålesund, Norway||Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway|
How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one place to another? And how can we store this information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path? The 2014 year’s Nobel Laureates have discovered a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function.
More details, please click The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.