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

Neyda V. Gilman
2015 Science & technology libraries (New York, N.Y.)  
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 ( 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
more » ... n the brain" with their discovery of grid cells, which provide the brain with a navigational coordinate system ( 2014b).
doi:10.1080/0194262x.2014.1001544 fatcat:34zinx6t6rbu7neagysmb7x53m