Wilder Penfield (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976)

He invented new methods to map the brain. He perfected wake-patient brain surgeries. He began the work that explains hallucinations and brought forward the framework showing how deja vu works. He started the field of neuropsychology. Yet, if you asked Wilder Penfield what his most memorable moments were, he always responded with “that would have been the time we were … Read More

Kary Mullis (December 28, 1944 – August 7, 2019)

A surfer dude if there’s ever been one, he was known to leave meetings or come late to work to “catch that ten foot face.” He identified so much with surfing, he insisted on being shown topless, carrying a surf board, on his autobiography. The publisher talked him into, at least, wearing something over his chest. He claimed we’d been … Read More