Scots academic wins ‘Nobel’ prize of neuroscience

A SCOTS academic has received one of the world’s most coveted science prizes for work that uncovered the foundation of memory.Professor Richard Morris, based at the University of Edinburgh received the one million euro (£778,422) ‘Brain Prize’ in recognition of his work to understand the mechanisms of learning and memory.Professor Morris, who is director of the university-based Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems said he was considering giving some of the money to charity and donating part of the prize to staff at his lab and members of his family. He shares the funding with fellow neuroscientists Tim Bliss and Graham Collingridge. It is the first time Britain has monopolised the prize, with all a single year’s recipients coming from the UK. Each member of the trio made ground-breaking advances…


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