The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was divided, one half awarded to John O’Keefe, the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”.

 

 

 

John O’Keefe

Born: 18 November 1939, New York, NY, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University College, London, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”

Field: physiology, spatial behavior

 

 

May-Britt Moser

Born: 4 January 1963, Fosnavåg, Norway

Affiliation at the time of the award: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

Prize motivation: “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”

Field: physiology, spatial behavior

 

 

Edvard I. Moser

Born: 27 April 1962, Ålesund, Norway

Affiliation at the time of the award: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

Prize motivation: “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”

Field: physiology, spatial behavior