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Damaged connections in Phineas Gage's brain: Famous 1848 case of man who survived accident has modern parallel

Science Daily
Wednesday, 16 May 2012

In 1848, Phineas Gage survived an accident that drove an iron rod through his head. Researchers, for the first time, used images of Gage’s skull combined with modern-day brain images to suggest there was extensive damage to the white matter “pathways” that connected various regions of his brain.
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