Dr. Brenda Milner - Early Academics

Brenda received a scholarship to Cambridge in 1936 and supported herself with a small grant. She says, "I had not been long at Cambridge before I realized that I would never distinguish myself in mathematics." So, while still attracted to the reasoning and elegance offered by math, she switched to psychology which, in its infancy, was considered a "moral science".

Brenda's mother was disappointed to hear of Brenda's ambitions. Psychology was all but unknown outside the university environment.