Dr. Wilder Penfield: Biography & Research


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Wilder Penfield was an American born Canadian surgeon that specialized in what?

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1. Early in his career, Penfield used a surgical approach to treating epilepsy that is known as which of the following?

2. Penfield's research on epilepsy and brain surgery led to the creation of which scientific tool?

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It's easy to test your knowledge of the life of Dr. Wilder Penfield when you take this short quiz. This study tool contains contains multiple-choice questions about topics including the surgical approach Penfield used to treat epilepsy and which part of the brain Penfield's work focused on.

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  • The area in which Penfield specialized
  • Surgical approach Penfield used to treat epilepsy
  • Scientific tool that was inspired by Penfield's research on epilepsy and brain surgery
  • Part of the brain on which Penfield's work focused
  • Term for the feeling that you've experienced something before even though you know you couldn't have

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  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what Penfield specialized in and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this famous doctor, check out our lesson called Dr. Wilder Penfield: Biography & Research. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Identify the person in Penfield's life who pushed him to achieve
  • Point out where Penfield studied medicine
  • Discuss why Penfield did not open his own institute in New York