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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In this way, Phineas Gage has become the most famous and paradigmatic patient with damage to the ventrolateral medial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC).
A reporter who recently wrote about hedge fund billionaire and Trump supporter Robert Mercer's connections to white nationalists seems to have been targeted in the vandalization of a Wikipedia page belonging to Phineas Gage, an American railroad foreman who lived in the nineteenth century.
Think of Phineas Gage - the rod went right through the part of the brain we're talking about.
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.
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That story begins with the tale of Phineas Gage, the 19th century railroad worker whose frontal lobe was shattered by a metal rod in a blasting accident in 1848, but who nevertheless eventually recovered and went on to live another twelve years.
Uno de los casos clinicos mas famosos y reconocidos en esta area es el de Phineas Gage (1823-1861), cuyo comportamiento fue el primero en revelar una conexion entre la racionalidad deteriorada y una lesion cerebral concreta (H.
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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La primera parte, presenta el caso de Phineas Gage, Elliot y otros personajes que serviran para reconocer la integracion entre la razon y las emociones, y lo desafortunado que puede ser saber pero no sentir; la segunda, es un pasaje intermedio en el que Damasio propone la hipotesis del marcador somatico (HMS), una hipotesis para comprender la integracion de las emociones y la razon; por ultimo, la tercera parte esta encaminada hacia la comprobacion de la HMS, proponer una teoria de la mente centrada en el cuerpo y exhibir el error que cometio descartes en el momento que establecio una brecha entre la mente y el cuerpo, al concebir la primera como una res cogitans (cosa pensante/inextensa) y el segundo como una res extensa.
For example, Phineas Gage suffered a head injury that damaged his ventromedial prefrontal cortex.