Brain's GPS system discovery wins Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded jointly to UK-based researcher Professor John O'Keefe and Norwegian couple, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, for their discoveries on the brain's "GPS system".
The Nobel Assembly said the three neuroscientists had helped explain how our brains create a map of the space surrounding us.
The prize committee said knowledge about the brain's positioning system may help explain why in Alzheimer's disease patients cannot recognise their surroundings.
06 Oct 2014
- From the section Health