APRIL 2015
Brain power. By Allan Ajifo, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Brain power. By Allan Ajifo, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Great Pioneers of Brain Research
Science is only just beginning to understand the brain's remarkable form of 'software' - the way it works as a whole to enable us to live and think - but an amazing series of Nobel Prize-awarded scientific breakthroughs have given us insight into its 'hardware'.
arrow Read a brief story of Nobel Laureates awarded for discoveries in the human nervous system

Arvid Carlsson.
Arvid Carlsson.
Understanding Our Minds
The 2000 Medicine Prize rewarded three scientists who deciphered the signalling pathways that regulate some of the brain's most important functions. One of them, Arvid Carlsson, found a way to treat Parkinson's disease.
arrow Watch an interview with Arvid Carlsson

Discovered the Brain's GPS
John O'Keefe, 2014 Medicine Laureate, was fascinated by the problem of how the brain controls behaviour. Here he talks about his early days in neuroscience and how he discovered the brain's 'place cells' that build up an inner map of the environment.
arrow Listen to John O'Keefe
John O'Keefe
John O'Keefe

Egas Moniz (bild)
Torsten Wiesel.
Decoding Messages from the Eyes
Medicine Laureates David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel studied the visual process and disclosed the most well guarded secret of the brain: the way brain cells decode messages from the eyes.
arrow Listen to Torsten Wiesel explaining his research

Monthly Quiz
Literature Laureates and Languages
The left side of the brain is normally specialized in taking care of the analytical and verbal tasks. How many languages do you think are represented among the 111 Nobel Laureates in Literature? Click to submit your answer.
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