Wilder Penfield quotes

  • The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Destiny #Race #Brain

  • The problem of neurology is to understand man himself.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Men #Neurology #Problem

  • Although the content of consciousness depends in large measure on neuronal activity, awareness itself does not.To me, it seems more and more reasonable to suggest that the mind may be a distinct and different essence.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Essence #Mind #May

  • It is fair to say that science provides no method of controlling the mind. Scientific work on the brain does not explain the mind-not yet.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Mind #Brain #Doe

  • Rest, with nothing else, results in rust. It corrodes the mechanisms of the brain. The rhubarb that no one picks goes to seed.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Brain #Rust #Results

  • Brain surgery is a terrible profession. If I did not feel it will become different in my lifetime, I should hate it.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Hate #Brain #Different

  • The brain has not explained the mind fully.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Science #Religion #Brain

  • Mind, brain, and body make the man, and the man is capable of so much!
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Men #Brain #Mind

  • My plea to educators and parents is that they should give some thought to the nature of the brain of a child, for the brain is a living mechanism, not a machine. In case of breakdown, it can substitute one of its parts for the function of another. But it has its limitations. It is subject to inexorable change with the passage of time.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Children #Giving #Parent

  • Among the millions of nerve cells that clothe parts of the brain there runs a thread. It is the thread of time, the thread that has run through each succeeding wakeful hour of the individual.
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Running #Cells #Brain

  • ...I realized that there was a thrilling undiscovered country to be explored in the mechanisms of the mammalian nervous system. Through it, one might approach the mystery of the mind...
    -- Wilder Penfield

    #Country #Mind #Might