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Friday, October 10, 2014

inner GPS

2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded for ‘inner GPS’ research

Robotic-vision expert extends this research to intelligent robot navigation
October 6, 2014
Grid cells, together with other cells in the entorhinal cortex of the brain that recognize the direction of the head and the border of the room, form networks with the place cells in the hippocampus. This circuitry constitutes a comprehensive positioning system in the brain that appears to have components similar to those of the rat brain. (Credit: Mattias Karlén/The Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine)
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has just been awarded to John O´Keefe and jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for the discovery of a positioning system in the brain./.../

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