On Tuesday, three British neuroscientists were awarded the Brain Prize “for their outstanding work on the mechanisms of memory.” Tim Bliss and Dana Alliance members Richard Morris and Graham Collingridge share this honor and the one million Euros prize.
According to the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research, which sponsors the Prize:
The research by Professors Bliss, Collingridge and Morris has focused on a brain mechanism known as ‘Long-Term Potentiation’ (LTP), which underpins the life-long plasticity of the brain. Their discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how memories are formed, retained and lost.
Read more about the winners’ research and their reactions to Tuesday’s announcement in the Foundation’s press release.
To watch the announcement of this year’s Prize, see the video below.
– Ann L. Whitman