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Royal Society Fellows win Brain Prize for ground-breaking research into memory

01 March 2016

Three Royal Society Fellows, Professor Timothy Bliss, Professor Graham Collingridge and Professor Richard Morris, have won the prestigious Brain Prize for their "outstanding contribution to European neuroscience".

The Brain Prize is awarded by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation in Denmark.

The research by Professors Bliss, Collingridge and Morris has focused on a brain mechanism known as ‘Long-Term Potentiation’ (LTP), which underpins the life-long plasticity of the brain. Their discoveries have revolutionised our understanding of how memories are formed, retained and lost.

In 2012 Professor Bliss won the Croonian Medal. His lecture is available to view.

In 2013 the trio hosted a Royal Society discussion meeting on LTP.