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The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage

March 8, 2010

One of the classic cases; up there with Dora!

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 The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage.


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