2018 KAVLI Prize in neuroscience announced

01 June 2018

Society & Partner News

01 June, 2018 in Societies & Partner News

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2018 to A. James Hudspeth, Robert Fettiplace and Christine Petit.

The KavliPrize in Neuroscience is shared between A. James Hudspeth, of the The Rockefeller University, Robert Fettiplace, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Christine Petit, of Collège de France / Institut Pasteur, for their scientific discoveries of the molecular and neural mechanisms of hearing.

The Laureates used complementary approaches to unravel the mechanisms by which hair cells in the inner ear transform sound into electrical signals that can be deciphered by the brain.

Congratulations to the new neuroscience laureates!

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A. James Hudspeth, Robert Fettiplace and Christine Petit