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Nobel Prize winner shares advanced brain finds in Xi'an

(chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2018-09-29

Professor Edvard Moser, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, gave a lecture on "Space and Time in the Brain" at Taibai campus of Northwest University on Sept 26. He was appointed an honorary professor of the university at the event.

More than 600 teachers and students at Northwest University, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an Polytechnic University and Northwest University High School attended the lecture and the appointment ceremony.

In his report, Prof. Moser explained his research on brain mechanisms and his discovery of the key targeting system in the brain -- grid cells.

He also shared his latest finds on the relations between time cognition and cognitive functions and introduced the attempts to improve AI operation levels by imitating the human brain.

This is the fourth symposium inviting Nobel Prize winners to lecture at Northwest University. The lectures are intended to open local students and teachers' eyes to international disciplinary development and increase academic exchanges with global scholars and experts.

Guo Lihong, president of Northwest University, expressed his gratitude for Prof. Moser's support to the university's biological education and welcomed more academic exchange.

He added that more academic events would be held at the university to promote talents cultivation.

Nobel Prize winner shares advanced brain finds in Xi'an

Students and teachers in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, pose with Professor Edvard Moser, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, on Sept 26. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Nobel Prize winner shares advanced brain finds in Xi'an

Guo Lihong (R), president of Northwest University, issues the certificate of honorary professor to Professor Edvard Moser (L) on Sept 26. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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