Sir John Eccles AC FRS FRACP FRSNZ FAAS
The Nobel Prize in Medicine
Sir John Eccles shares the 1963 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Alan L. Hodgkin and Andrew F. Huxley for discoveries concerning the ionic mechanisms involved in excitation and inhibition in the peripheral and central portions of the nerve cell membrane.
Their research concerned the basic processes that cause electrical impulses, which control nerves and muscular movement.
The results deal with the nature of the nerve impulse itself and with the electrical changes that it causes at the bodies of nerve cells.