Monday, March 8, 2010

The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage

Cabinet-card portrait of Phineas Gage, shown holding the tamping iron which injured him. From the Gage family of Texas collection
Even if you're not a neurologist or a psychotherapist, you may have heard of Phineas Gage. When a guy survives being impaled with a three-foot iron rod in the skull, he tends to gain a certain notoriety. What makes Gage's case interesting isn't the fact that he survived, it's how he changed after his accident.


Via: Neatorama

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