Phineas P. Gage

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A railroad construction foreman (1823-1860) on the New England railroad who, in 1848, survived a blast injury in which a tamping rod 3 cm in diameter was driven through his left eye and frontal lobe. Surprisingly, Gage survived. Years later, John Harlow, his physician of record, wrote about the case: "The equilibrium...between his intellectual faculties and animal propensities, was destroyed. He is fitful, irreverent, indulging at times in the grossest profanity... manifesting but little deference for his fellows... Previous to his injury...he was looked upon ...as a shrewd, smart businessman.... In this regard (he) was so decidedly changed that his friends and acquaintances said he was 'no longer Gage.'"
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Phineas Gage, famous in neurology for "the American crowbar incident," does not in fact support the contention that one's fundamental character is causally determined by specific regions of the brain.
After a tamping iron blasted through the front part of his brain (shown) in 1848, the mild-mannered rail worker Phineas Gage turned nasty.
Beginning with the classic case of Phineas Gage whose working memory was devastated by an iron rod piercing his skull, T.
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In addition to HOTCO, Thagard also uses a neurocomputational model, GAGE (named after neurophysiological cas celebre Phineas Gage, a nineteenth century railway worker who underwent dramatic personality and behavioural changes after a brain injury), which more closely models the anatomical organization of the brain.
During the summer of 1848, a 25-year-old railroad construction foreman named Phineas Gage was directing a blasting operation to clear a path for laying new track across Vermont for the Rutland & Burlington Railroad.
The Passion Of Phineas Gage & Selected Poems" is the latest collection of his poetry and will well serve to bring his abilities as a word smith to an appreciative readership.
IN 1848 NEW ENGLAND, Phineas Gage was a foreman on a railroad construction project.
Chapter One looks at the amazing story of Phineas Gage, a man who had a metal rod enter his left cheek, pass through his brain and exit through the middle of his forehead, cracking his skull.
As a result of a blasting accident, Phineas Gage suffered significant brain damage in the Summer of 1848.