Wilder Penfield
#964 Overall Influence

Wilder Penfield

Canadian neurosurgeon, college football player and coach

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Wilder Graves Penfield 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 expand across a variety of topics including hallucinations, illusions, and déjà vu. Penfield devoted much of his thinking to mental processes, including contemplation of whether there was any scientific basis for the existence of the human soul.

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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#65 World Rank
Medical
#173 World Rank
Biology