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Nobel Prize was awarded to three researchers for discovering the brain’s ‘inner GPS’

In honor of thousands of researchers attending SfN this week, we want to congratulate this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine: John O’Keefe (UCL), May Britt Moser (NTNU) and Edvard Moser (NTNU) "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain". This ‘inner GPS’ helps us know where we are, find our way from place to place and store the information for the next time.

The three scientists have “solved a problem that has occupied philosophers and scientists for centuries — how does the brain create a map of the space surrounding us and how can we navigate our way through a complex environment?” said the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Read more…

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