John O'Keefe





John O'Keefe, FRS (born 18 November 1939) is an American-British neuroscientist and a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Anatomy ( University College London ). He is known for his discovery of place cells in the hippocampus and his discovery that they show temporal coding in the form of theta phase precession. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 together with May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser.