The 6th Annual Church Lecture in Neuroscience will focus on Memory

The annual Church Lecture in Neuroscience will be given by Dr. Suzanne Corkin from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lecture, titled ‘Lasting traces: How H.M. shaped the science of memory’, will take place on October 27th at 7:30 pm in Hepburn Auditorium.

Dr. Corkin is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. 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.

The annual Church lecture series was established in 2006 by the late Richard Dwight Church of Norwood, NY. At the time, Mr. Church stated his hope in endowing this lectureship was “…that by learning about current thinking in the field of neuroscience, students and faculty will be inspired to further expand and explore their interests."

This event is free and open to the public.