Wilder Graves Penfield OM CC CMG FRS (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was an American-Canadian neurosurgeon. He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus. His scientific contributions on neural stimulation …

Jan 26, 2018 – Even in 2018, Wilder Penfield's approach to treating epilepsy seems like something out of a science fiction movie. Penfield — the celebrated Canadian-American neurosurgeon whose 127th birthday is celebrated today in a Google Doodle — pioneered the technique of removing a portion of the skull while …

Wilder Penfield 1891 – 1976. Wilder Penfield was born in Spokane, Washington, and spent much of his youth in Hudson, Wisconsin. When he was 13, in 1904, his mother learned of the newly established Rhodes Scholarship. "This is just the thing for you," he recalled his mother saying with great confidence. He had to …

Jan 26, 2018 – To a generation of Canadians, “I smell burnt toast!” means something very specific, and ominous. It means they're having a seizure. Today's Google doodle celebrates the 127th birthday of Wilder Penfield, the man behind that strange cultural reference and, more importantly, a groundbreaking …