Toronto researcher to receive ‘Nobel of neuroscience’ prize

TORONTO — A Toronto-based researcher is among three scientists receiving the world’s most valuable prize for brain research in recognition of their work on the mechanisms of memory. Graham Collingridge, a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai Hospital, shares the one-million euro Brain Prize with Tim Bliss, a visiting researcher at the Francis Crick Institute in London, and Richard Morris of the University of Edinburgh. The Brain Prize, widely regarded as the “Nobel Prize for neuroscientists,” is awarded each year by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation in Denmark to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the field of brain research. Collingridge’s focus is on the brain mechanism known as “long-term potentiation” (LTP), which underpins the life-long plasticity of the brain. His work, along with…


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