Mind Hacks: Phineas Gage and the rod of iron

7 12 2006

The always excellent Mind Hacks has a link to an exploration of the Phineas Gage accident. In class this week, we were talking about the importance of frontal lobe development for adolescent behavior. This was the first case study looking at the importance of the frontal lobe in behavior…

Mind Hacks: Phineas Gage and the rod of iron:

Gage seemed to show some changes in character (although the exactly details are still somewhat controversial), and this was one of the first clues that specific areas of the brain may be involved in specific mental functions.

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