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Wilder Penfield

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

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.