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Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage - Jon Hamilton May 21, 2017 5:00 AM ET

Cabinet-card portrait of brain-injury survivor Phineas Gage (1823–1860), shown holding the tamping iron which injured him.

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It took an explosion and 13 pounds of iron to usher in the modern era of neuroscience. 298 palabras más

Point Of Interest

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage's Brain - Jon Hamilton. 

It took an explosion and 13 pounds of iron to usher in the modern era of neuroscience.

In 1848, a 25-year-old railroad worker named Phineas Gage was blowing up rocks to clear the way for a new rail line in Cavendish, Vt. 145 palabras más

Medical Science

Future

Sometimes I wonder if there is something fundamentally wrong with me that I barely spend any time thinking about the future. When asked whether I spend most of my time in the past, present, our future, I answer past no hesitation and expect everyone else will too. 415 palabras más

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage & The Frontal Lobe

The human brain went through an unprecedented growth that more than doubled its mass in a little over two million years, transforming it from one and a quarter pound to 3 pounds. 447 palabras más

Phineas Gage

He reads to me:
“One doctor noted that Gage was constantly on the move and that he always found something that did not suit him in every place he tried.'” 16 palabras más

Poetry

A Careful Examination Of Gage And Plasticity

Here’s the article that I was talking about in regards to if Gage’s personality ever adjusted itself to his injuries. From the site:

The documentary evidence…

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