Patricia Goldman-Rakic



Age: 66


Summary: noted neuroscientist at Yale University who conducted research in memory function, and who discovered among other things that the loss of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex produced memory deficits, and whose research has led to the understanding and treatment of such disorders as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and attention-deficit disorder.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained after being struck by a car


Born: April 22, 1937


Died: July 31, 2003


Location: Hamden, Connecticut