Brain’s Inner GPS Wins 3 Scientists Nobel Medicine Prize

October 6, 2014 1:06 PM

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The discovery of cells in the brain that make up humans’ internal global-positioning system won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for three scientists.

John O’Keefe, born in 1939, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London who holds U.S. and U.K. citizenship, and May-Britt Moser, 51, and Edvard I. Moser, 52, both Norwegians, will share the 8 million-krona ($1.1 million) prize, the Nobel Assembly said today in Stockholm. O’Ke...

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