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martes, 3 de abril de 2018
The amazing story of Phineas Gage
An accident with a tamping iron made Phineas Gage history's most famous brain-injury survivor.
As the popular story goes, Gage was seriously injured when a metal rod pierced through his skull, destroying a large section of his brain. Miraculously, the man survived, but the accident left him a changed man, a shadow of his former self.
Try to draw a conclusion: Where is our personality? To what extent our soul depends of our brain.
The case of Phineas Gage was the starting point of the contemporary -mainly scientific- approach to the Mind-Body problem.