Scientists Challenge Magazine Feature on Historic Brain Research

This is a photo of a magazine.A group of 200 psychological researchers and other scientists from around the globe have slammed The New York Times’ publication of a recent book excerpt that they say unfairly tarnishes the late memory researcher Suzanne Corkin, who died of cancer in May at the age of 79.

Scientists say the article, titled “The Brain That Could Not Remember” and appearing August 7 in the newspaper’s Sunday magazine, paints an unfair and inaccurate picture of Corkin and her work. The article, which was actually an excerpt from a new book, focused on Corkin’s historic research involving Henry Molaison, an amnesiac who is widely considered to be among the most famous brain patients ever studied.

Molaison, who until his death in 2008 was referred to as H.M. to protect his privacy, had lost the ability to form new memories after undergoing brain surgery in 1953 to treat his epileptic seizures. Over nearly half a century, Corkin, who was a professor of neuroscience in the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, studied Molaison’s disability and generated groundbreaking findings about the role of the hippocampus in the formation of declarative memory.

The magazine’s excerpt of “Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets” includes a verbatim dialogue between Corkin and the author, Luke Dittrich, in which Corkin says that documents from the experiments with Molaison were shredded. In response to questions about the accuracy of his report, Dittrich has posted an audio file of that conversation online.

Dittrich’s piece also suggests that Corkin tried to suppress the reporting of a previously undetected lesion that another scientist found during a post-mortem examination of Molaison’s brain. That discovery, Dittrich implies, stood to fundamentally change the interpretation of the prior findings.

In a letter submitted to the magazine’s editor, researchers led by Corkin’s MIT colleagues APS Fellows Nancy Kanwisher and John D. E. Gabrieli and James J. DiCarlo, who heads MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences describe the article’s depiction of the neuroscientist’s research as biased and misleading.

“A number of complex issues that occur in research with humans, from differing interpretations of data among collaborators to the proper disposition of confidential data, are presented in a way so as to call into question Professor Suzanne Corkin’s integrity,” the letter states. “These assertions are contrary to everything we have known about her as a scientist, colleague, and friend.”

Other signatories include top psychological scientists and brain researchers from institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand, and Israel.  Among them are a number of prominent APS leaders, including President-Elect Suparna Rajaram; Past Presidents Henry L. Roediger, III  and Elizabeth Phelps,; and Past Board Members Lisa Feldman Barrett, Morris Moscovitch, and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill. Another noteworthy signatory is APS William James Fellow Brenda Milner, who was Corkin’s graduate school advisor at McGill University and who conducted the foundational research on Molaison. (Milner discusses that research in an interview for the APS video series “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio.”)

“[Corkin’s] scientific contributions went far beyond her work with the amnesic patient H.M. (whose well-being she protected for decades), with major contributions to understanding clinical disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease,” the letter states. “She was a highly accomplished scientist, an inspiring teacher, a beloved mentor to students and faculty, and a champion of women in science. While her recent passing is a great loss to our field, her passion and commitment continue to inspire all of us. We only regret that she is not able to respond herself.”

As of August 16, the Times had not published the letter, but Corkin’s colleagues have posted it online.

In a separate statement submitted to the newspaper, DiCarlo, who heads MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, says he and his colleagues can’t explain why Corkin would talk about shredding research documents, but says an internal investigation shows she actually instructed her assistant to maintain all records on Molaison. In fact, he says, the records remain at MIT. DiCarlo says Corkin also discussed the discovery of the lesion in public forums. A report on the lesion was reported prominently in Nature Communications in 2014, he adds.

“This factual evidence is contradictory to any allegation of the suppression of a finding,” he says.

As reported by the health and medicine news websites, STAT, the scientists also criticize the newspaper for not fact-checking the excerpt. But a spokesperson for the publication responded that the excerpt “was thoroughly vetted and fact-checked” by the Sunday magazine’s staff.

 

Below is the letter sent to The New York Times Magazine:

We are a community of scientists who are disturbed by a recent New York Times Magazine article (“The Brain That Couldn’t Remember”), which describes Professor Suzanne Corkin’s research in what we believe are biased and misleading ways. A number of complex issues that occur in research with humans, from differing interpretations of data among collaborators to the proper disposition of confidential data, are presented in a way so as to call into question Professor Suzanne Corkin’s integrity. These assertions are contrary to everything we have known about her as a scientist, colleague, and friend.

Professor Corkin dedicated her life to using the methods of neuropsychology to illuminate how the brain gives rise to the mind, especially how different regions of the human brain support different aspects of memory. Her scientific contributions went far beyond her work with the amnesic patient H.M. (whose well being she protected for decades), with major contributions to understanding clinical disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. She was a highly accomplished scientist, an inspiring teacher, a beloved mentor to students and faculty, and a champion of women in science.

While her recent passing is a great loss to our field, her passion and commitment continue to inspire all of us. We only regret that she is not able to respond herself.

James J. DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience
Head, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D.
Walter A Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Science
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John D.E. Gabrieli, Ph.D.
Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alison Adcock, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Donna Rose Addis, Ph.D., The University of Auckland, New Zealand

John P. Aggleton, FRS, FMedSci, BA MA Cantab, DPhil Oxo, Cardiff University, Professor, School of Psychology

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