This is a story about a man who we learned a lot of brain science from. His name is Phineas Gage and he got an iron rod shot threw his skull and survived.
It was September, 1848 when Phineas Gage was about to be seriously injured. He was a railroad workman, his special ability was to blow up mountains. When one day something distracted him and his assistant, the assistant forgot to put the sand in the bomb and Gage blew it up and his iron rod went straight threw his head.
Gage's workers quickly ran over to help him. They were so surprised he was still alive but since he was they quickly put him on a horse and carriage and went to the doctor. The doctor wasn't in town, so Phineas had to wait 30 minutes for the doctor to come.
The doctors didn't believe Phineas when he told the doctors the rod went threw his head. They were so confused how Phineas was still alive but the doctors were able to help Phineas survive.
Once Phineas got out of the doctor people said he was no longer Phineas. He behaved different he was meaner, more emotional and was just different.
It all came to an end at May 21, 1860. We have learned many things from Phineas Gage's brain, it has improved brain science a lot. Scientists have learned a lot and are still learning about Gage's accident.