Wilder Penfield

Photograph of exposed brain


Cortex Stimulation

Wilder Penfield, a Canadian surgeon, exploratory voyage of the brain's organization starting in the 1950s.

epileptic patients (awake), electric currents to the brain's surface in order to find problem areas.

trigger whole memory sequences.

familiar song that sounded so clear

any movement of the patients' bodies. From this information, he was able to map out the motor cortex