Today, we take it for granted that certain parts of the brain are responsible for certain aspects of our behavior. But in the 1800s, scientists were just grasping a rough understanding of the brain's purpose. That all changed — violently — on a fateful day in 1848, when an iron rod rocketed through the brain of a young rail foreman named Phineas Gage.
Fire in the Hole!
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 5, 2017
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