Nobel goes for finding brain’s ‘GPS’

Nobel goes for finding brain’s ‘GPS’

Nobel goes for finding brain’s ‘GPS’ The award covered research on how the brain keeps track of where we are by mapping our place within our environment Nobel : Many drivers now depend on a global positioning system (GPS) to navigate roads in unfamiliar towns or subdivisions. But the brain has its own GPS-like system. It helps people and other animals orient themselves in their environment. For figuring out how this brain network works, the Nobel Prize committee granted this year’s award in Physiology or Medicine to three neuroscientists. The…

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The Body is a Big Place – Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy

The Body is a Big Place - Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy

The Body is a Big Place – Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy To celebrate the announcement of Science Gallery Melbourne today, we thought we’d pull together a few of our favourite Australian projects to feature in Science Gallery exhibitions over the past seven years. 1. The Body is a Big Place – Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy The Body is a Big Place was a large-scale, immersive installation that featured in OSCILLATOR: Everything in Motion, developed through collaboration between artists, scientists and clinicians. The work explores organ transplantation and the ambiguous thresholds between…

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