Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s inner GPS system

October 6, 2014 10:11 AM

5 0

Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s inner GPS system

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS" that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space and help understand diseases like Alzheimer's, the award-giving body said on Monday.

"The discoveries...have solved a problem that has occupied philosophers and scientists for centuries," the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in a statement when awarding the prize of 8 million Swedish crowns ($1.1 million).

Read more

To category page

Loading...