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Phineas Gage: Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

Phineas Gage: Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science - 02 edition

Phineas Gage: Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780618494781

ISBN10: 0618494782

Phineas Gage: Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman - ISBN 9780618494781
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2002
International: No
Phineas Gage: Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman - ISBN 9780618494781

ISBN13: 9780618494781

ISBN10: 0618494782

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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Summary

Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science. At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said his Vermont doctor, meaning that the old Phineas was dependable and well liked, and the new Phineas was crude and unpredictable. His case astonished doctors in his day and still fascinates doctors today. What happened and what didn't happen inside the brain of Phineas Gage will tell you a lot about how your brain works and how you act human.