Nobel winner for medicine says brain's 'inner GPS' evident in London cabbies


JOHN O'Keefe, the US-British neuroscientist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday, told AFP that the brain's "inner GPS" or global positioning system he discovered was starkly evident in London taxi drivers. The 74-year-old, who jointly won the prize with his former students, Norwegian couple Edvard and May-Britt Moser, has been bending the ear of US President Barack Obama about the importance of such research in helping find cures for brain diseases. He found in 1971 that specific...

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