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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Phineas Gage: The evolution of the lecture room psychopath

In Intro Psych 101, you probably studied Phineas Gage, the 19th century railroad worker whose personality completely changed after a tamping rod went through his skull - thus demonstrating the frontal lobe theory of personality.

Or, is this just another of the many things we know that ain't so?

For the story go to The Mindful Hack, here.

The Mindful Hack is my blog on neuroscience and spirituality, which supports The Spiritual Brain

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