Dr. Wilder Penfield: Dramatic Subject

During Neuroanatomy class this afternoon, students were shown a truly amazing video dramatizing the work of Dr. Wilder Penfield, a surgeon who pioneered the use of cortical stimulation to localize the loci of epileptic seizures. Without further ado, for your amusement: Dr. Wilder Penfield.

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Astra Bryant

Astra Bryant is a graduate of the Stanford Neuroscience PhD program in the labs of Drs. Eric Knudsen and John Huguenard. She used in vitro slice electrophysiology to study the cellular and synaptic mechanisms linking cholinergic signaling and gamma oscillations – two processes critical for the control of gaze and attention, which are disrupted in many psychiatric disorders. She is a senior editor and the webmaster of the NeuWrite West Neuroblog