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The Story of Phineas Gage: The Birth of Social Neuroscience
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The birth of social neuroscience Phineas Gage Dr. John Harlow Phineas Gage’s mother
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At first, Phineas Gage’s accident made news only briefly as a “singular circumstance.”
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Phineas Gage had been “…a shrewd businessman.” TAKE NOTES NOW
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Gage managed a crew of rough railway workers with tact and efficiency. TAKE NOTES NOW
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Gage rode to town in the back of an oxcart and made an entry in his foreman’s book.
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Notice: 1) How Harlow sawed the skull; 2) the hole; 3) fracture above left eye; 4) gradual closing of the hole. TAKE NOTES NOW
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What was lost: Self-control; planfulness. What was not lost: Reasoning ability, language, thinking,
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Unformatted text preview: enjoyment of children, ability to work with animals. TAKE NOTES NOW What do we learn from Phineas Gage’s selective disabilities? The ventro-medial frontal cortex in the left hemisphere suffered much of the damage. There was probably some slight damage to the right hemisphere. TAKE NOTES NOW The D’Amasio research team used the original skull to create a simulation of what probably happened to Phineas Gage. TAKE NOTES NOW Phineas Gage’s skull and iron tamping rod are now at the Warren Anatomical Museum in Harvard School of Medicine. His story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc213mMSsjY (6:30 mins.)...
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