Annual Church Lecture in Neurocience

Church Lecture in Neuroscience
October 27, 2011, 7:30 pm, Hepburn Auditorium

Suzanne Corkin
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lasting Traces: How H.M. Shaped the Science of Memory

Suzanne Corkin is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. Her research interests include the biological bases of human memory systems, cognitive and neural characteristics of healthy aging, and natural history and pathophysiology of degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. She is well known for her investigation of the famous amnesic patient, H.M., whom she met in 1962 and studied until his death in 2008. She is currently writing a biography of H.M., which describes his personal story and his groundbreaking contributions to the science of memory.