Three researchers were named Monday morning as winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain." Half of the prize goes to John O'Keefe, director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Neural Circuits and Behavior at University College London. The other half will be shared by two Norwegian scholars, May-Britt Moser, director of the Center for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Edvard I. Moser, director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the university. Details may be found here.
The Mosers are the fifth married couple in which both partners have won a Nobel. Two of those couples involved the Curie family, and the husband and wife in one couple won separate prizes: Gunnar Myrdal for economics and Alva Myrdal for peace. Details on married couples (and other "family" Nobels) may be found here.
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