Brain Byte

Wilder Penfield

  • Published24 Sep 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Groundbreaking neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield used his up-close-and-personal access to the brain to create a functional map of the cortex.

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Image "Wilder Penfield" by United States National Library of Medicine.

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Ladino, L. D., Rizvi, S., & Téllez-Zenteno, J. F. (2018). The Montreal procedure: The legacy of the great Wilder Penfield. Epilepsy & Behavior, 83, 151-161. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.04.001

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