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Penfield, Wilder Graves (1891–1976)




US-born Canadian neurosurgeon who, in treating patients with epilepsy, helped to map the sensory and motor areas of the cerebral cortex by stimulating various areas with tiny electrical probes. His works include Epilepsy and Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain 1954) and Speech and Brain Mechanisms (1960).


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