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The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

One of the strangest and most wondrous things in the universe is the wrinkled lump in every person’s head: the human brain. Weighing about three pounds for the average adult, within the brain are 100 billion neurons that give us the ability to see, smell and move, as well as think, weep, talk and read. Furthermore, all we experience and remember – in essence, every little thing that makes us who we are – is rooted in the neocortex, the seat of the "thinking" brain. Understanding how such a miracle is possible is the vast mission of the relatively young field of neuroscience.

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The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neu-rogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience and related facets of the brain and nervous system.

The 2012 laureates in neuroscience: From left: Cornelia Isabella Bargmann, Winfried Denk and Ann Martin Graybiel. Photo: ScanpixThe 2012 laureates in neuroscience: From left: Cornelia Isabella Bargmann, Winfried Denk and Ann Martin Graybiel. Photo: Scanpix
<br>Richard
 H. Scheller, of the biotech company Genentech, Thomas C. Südhof, of 
Stanford University School of Medicine and James E. Rothman, of Yale 
University receive the Kavli Prize in neuroscience from H.M. King 
Harald.Photo:Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix
2010: Richard H. Scheller, of the biotech company Genentech, Thomas C. Südhof, of Stanford University School of Medicine and James E. Rothman, of Yale University receive the Kavli Prize in neuroscience from H.M. King Harald.Photo:Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix

Sten
 Grillner, Thomas Jessell and Pasko Rakic receive the first Kavli Prize 
in neuroscience from Crown Prince Haakon. (Photo: Håkon Mosvold 
Larsen/Scanpix)2008: Sten Grillner, Thomas Jessell and Pasko Rakic receive the first Kavli Prize in neuroscience from Crown Prince Haakon. (Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/Scanpix)

Neuroscience - An Overview:

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Armed with new knowledge and technologies, scientists hope not only to uncover the secrets behind our most devastating neurological diseases, but how the brain makes us who we are.

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