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Discoverers of brain's 'inner GPS' get Nobel Prize for medicine

  • John O’Keefe, an Anglo-American researcher, and scientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser, a couple from Norway, have won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine.

    They got the award for discovering the internal positioning system of the brain, among other things.  

    The Nobel Assembly said the discovery solved a fundamental problem: “How does the brain create a map of the space surrounding us and how can we navigate our way through a complex environment?”

    A Nobel committee member said the trio had found an “inner GPS”.  

     

     

    Tagged as: John O Keefe, May-Britt, Edvard Moser, Norway, Nobel Prize, medicine, brain, GPS, world news