Suzanne Corkin, American neuroscientist, Died at 79

Suzanne Corkin was born on May 18, 1937, in Hartford, Connecticut and died on May 24, 2016.

She was a Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus, in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, and was head of the Corkin Lab.

Her birth name was Suzanne Janet Hammond.

Her parents were Lester and Mabelle Dowling Hammond.

Corkin research focused on the study of patients with neurological disease, with the goal of linking specific cognitive processes, particularly memory, to discrete brain circuits.

She was notable for her investigation of the famous amnesic patient, H.M., whom she met in 1962 and studied until his death in 2008.

Suzanne discusses the story of H.M. in her book Permanent Present Tense, published in May 2013.

Suzanne Corkin has published over 100 research articles and was author or co-author of 10 books.

Suzanne’s marriage to Charles Corkin ended in divorce.

She left behind her by three adult children.

Suzanne Corkin passed away at 79 yrs old.