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