Monday, October 06, 2014

The brain's natural GPS system

This year's (2014) Nobel prize for medicine was awarded for the discovery of the function of a relatively poorly known part of the human (and animal) brain called the hippocampus. Studies by the Nobel award winning scientists show that the hippocampus is responsible for the function of locating and guiding humans through various geographical locations.
Just when we docs and medics thought we knew it all, we discover that we knew ever so little, after all.
But that applies to all of science. :-)
Read what the BBC has to say about it:

Also a report in the NY Times: