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Current Event July 5, 2017

Learning about Brain Science from Phineas Gage


In the mid 1800s our understanding of the brain was radically changed as a result of a freak accident. Phineas Gage survived an accident that drove an iron rod through his head, but he had some changes in his personality. This case highlighted the relationship between the structural parts of the brain and changes in behavior. Listen to hear more about what this case can tell us about the brain and personality.

Life Science Psychology

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AIR DATE: 05/21/2017


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