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Phineas Gage - in 1848 Phineas was working on the railway when a terrible accident saw him receive an iron tamper through his cheek up into his brain and out the top of his head. Minutes after the accident Phineas was up and walking around able to carry on conversation. He went on to recover from his accident but friends and family report that he was a different man, altogether, from the Phineas they knew. This Phineas was prone to outbursts and lacked inhibition. His accident served to teach a lot to neurologists about the map of the brain and its ability to withstand injury.

  • MeeMee Zee

    Yes! Seems to have had the reverse effect though. "He is fitful, irreverent, indulging at times in the grossest profanity (which was not previously his custom), manifesting but little deference for his fellows, impatient of restraint of advice when it conflicts with his desires, at times pertinaciously obstinent, yet capricious and vacillating, devising many plans of future operation, which are no sooner arranged than they are abandoned in turn for others appearing more feasible." - Bigelow, the scientist studying him. I don't know, I had a boss that was totally like that. Brain injury? Perhaps!

  • Brenda Cipullo

    That's the thing that was always so risky with lobotomies you don't read so much about.. Since they mess with the frontal lobe you don't know if you're going to get someone docile because the pathways have been destroyed to dull them but sometimes the pathways are destroyed and you get something worse than what you started with

  • a feast of dead bees

    pretty sure it was some angry punk rock.

  • MeeMee Zee

    Lobotomies...kinda sketchy!

  • Brenda Cipullo

    I never had a weird thing about eyes but after learning and seeing how they were done I can't even think of wearing contacts... BLECH!!

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