Sunday, December 31, 2006

frontal lobes

image site author, adapted from NEJM Digitally Remastered image
Arguably the most famous neurological accident affected Phineas Gage in 1848 when a 3 ft. 7 inch tamping iron exploded up through Gage's skull. Gage recovered physically, but his personality was permanently altered by damage to his left frontal lobe. As a result of Gage's misfortune, the frontal lobes were identified as the seat of the personality.
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