Corkin to give Milner Series address

Dr. Suzanne Corkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, appears at the Lethbridge Public Library Monday, May 9, 7 p.m., as the guest speaker for the Brenda Milner Lecture Series.

Corkin, a professor of neuroscience at MIT, is best known for her work with the famous amnesic patient H.M. who suffered from an unusual condition as a result of brain surgery to treat his epilepsy: He was unable to form new long-term memories. Her presentation is titled Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease.

Her research focuses on the multiple memory systems in the brain and involves human patients with neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

In addition to age-related illnesses, Dr. Corkin also studies the processes of healthy aging in relation to the brain.