The Navigation Nobel

Most people can find their ways through space with relative ease, and the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine uncovered the biological basis for this ability.

"This year's Nobel Laureates have discovered a positioning system, an 'inner GPS' in the brain, that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function," the Nobel Assembly says.

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