Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine Awarded for Work on the Brain's Navigation System
This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine went to a trio for their work on the brain's navigation system. It's also great that neuroscience (and systems neuroscience, no less) was recognized with a Nobel. A particularly relevant Scholarpedia entry is the one on grid cells (which, along with "place cells", help the brain to determine where it is and where it is going), whose authors --- a team of wife and husband --- comprise two of the three newly-minted Nobel Laureates. Now about my horrible sense of navigation... Update (10/10/14): I neglected to post the official announcement.