Analysis for science librarians of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine : the life and work of John O’Keefe, Edvard Moser, and May-Britt Moser
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Navigation and awareness of space is a complicated cognitive process that requires sensory input and calculation, as well as spatial memory. The 2014 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, John O'Keefe, Edvard Moser, and May-Britt Moser, have worked to explain how an environmental map forms and is used in the brain (Nobelprize.org 2014b). O'Keefe discovered place cells that allow the brain to learn and remember specific locations. The Mosers added the second part of the "positioning system in the brain" with their discovery of grid cells, which provide the brain with a navigational coordinate ...