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    Research: Discoverers of Brain's GPS gets Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology for the year 2014
    Submitted by Prashanth N Suravajhala; posted on Monday, October 06, 2014



    Grid cells, together with other cells in the entorhinal cortex that recognize the direction of the head of the animal and the border of the room, form networks with the place cells in the hippocampus. This circuitry constitutes a comprehensive positioning system, an inner GPS, in the brain. The positioning system in the human brain appears to have similar components as those of the rat brain.


    This was first discovered 43 years ago by Prof. O'Keefe and then advanced in 2005 by Profs. Moser.

    Bioinformatics.Org congratulates Profs. O'Keefe and Moser for winning the coveted Nobel prize.

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