For the Classroom

Probe the Brain

  • Published8 Mar 2012
  • Reviewed8 Mar 2012
  • Author
  • Source PBS

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

Beginning in the 1940s, Canadian brain surgeon Wilder Penfield mapped the brain's motor cortex -- the area that controls the movement of your body's muscles. He did this by applying mild electric currents to the exposed brains of patients while they were in surgery. Now you can relive his exploration of the brain.

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