Three win Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of brain's 'inner GPS'

October 6, 2014 11:55 PM

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STOCKHOLM – U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian married couple May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the brain's positioning system.

This "inner GPS" helps explain how the brain creates "a map of the space surrounding us and how we can navigate our way through a complex environment," the Nobel Assembly said.

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