Phineas gage

Phineas gage

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  • Ya'll STOP fighting!
  • Phineas Gage 
  • Phineas Gage, an American railroad construction foreman, was a very calm and respected leader. He was one to break up fights among his crew and lead them in making good decisions. 
  • One day, while at work, a terrible accident happened to Phineas while they were blasting rock.  A metal rod, weighing 13 pounds, went into his left cheek and out through his forehead. Miraculously, Phineas survived!
  • Although he survived, the accident caused him to loose sight in his left eye and act like a child. Phineas died twelve years later because of seizures related to his accident. Because of this accident we know a lot more about brain science. If this accident would not have happened we might not know half the stuff we know about brain science today.
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