Nobel Prize Research Previewed at ANFA 2014
The neuroscience of wayfinding, the topic of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine awarded to John O’Keefe, May Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, was a highlight of this year’s ANFA conference. Neuroscientists and architects attending the conference were treated to an in-depth exposition of the brain’s “place cells” and “grid cells”— key ingredients in the neuroscience of wayfinding. Jill Leutgeb, UCSD neuroscientist who had worked with the Mosers, presented material that presaged the Nobel Prize awarded two weeks later. ANFA congratulates the Nobel Laureates and praises the Nobel Selection committee for focusing attention on this significant bridge between neuroscience and architecture. For more on the Nobel Prize and the ANFA approach to Wayfinding, click here.