The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

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.

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