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Wilder Penfield

First name
Wilder Graves
Last name
Penfield
Date of birth
January 25, 1891
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Date of death
April 05, 1976
Bio

This American neurosurgeon experimented with electrical stimulation of the brain hoping to advance the treatment of epilepsy and used this technique to develop a map of cortical connections to voluntary muscles, whose distorted image of the body is called the motor homunculus or miniature human being.