Per Andersen

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Per Oskar Andersen (born 12 January 1930) is a Norwegian brain researcher at the University of Oslo. Research by his lab, specifically by Terje Lømo (and Timothy Bliss, who helped characterize the phenomenon years later), led to the discovery of long-term potentiation in 1966.[1]

He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters[2] and the Royal Society,[3] he holds honorary degrees at the University of Zürich and the University of Stockholm.[4]

He resides in Blommenholm.[4]


  1. ^ Terje Lømo (April 2003). "The discovery of long-term potentiation". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 358 (1432): 617–620. doi:10.1098/rstb.2002.1226. PMC 1693150. PMID 12740104.
  2. ^ "Gruppe 7: Medisinske fag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  3. ^ Polly Curtis (13 May 2002). "Society defends its scientific decision".
  4. ^ a b "80 år 12. januar: Professor Per Oskar Andersen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 5 January 2010.
Preceded by
Ivan Th. Rosenqvist
Recipient of the Fridtjof Nansen Excellent Research Award in Science
Succeeded by
Jens Lothe