Visn. Nac. Akad. Nauk Ukr .2015. (1): 33—38

M.S. Shypshyna, N.S. Veselovsky
Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv


The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Dr. John M. O’Keefe, Dr. May-Britt Moser and Dr. Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of the brain nerve cells responsible for navigation. The results of innovative researches of the 2014 laureates expanded our understanding of the implementation of mental functions in the brain, as well as provided insight into the mechanisms of processing complex cognitive functions and behavior in the brain.
Keywords: place cells, grid cells, Nobel Prize, J. O’Keefe, M.-B. Moser, E. Moser.

Language of article: ukrainian.


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