Why was Phineas Gage's incredible injury so important to understanding the brain? When an iron rod blasted completely through Gage's skull in the mid 19th century, you would think he would be a goner. Think again! Gage lived to not only tell his story, but be studied by researchers and psychologists interested in the functioning of his unique brain. With this lesson, students will come to understand the importance of Gage's injury to psychology and our knowledge of the brain.
Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain - Crash Course Psychology #4 - http://myscienceacademy.org/2014/03/01/meet-your-master-getting-to-know-your-brain/ MORE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/videos Hank talks us through the Central Nervous System, the ancestral structures of the brain, the limbic system, and new structures of the brain. Plus, what does Phineas Gage have to do with all of this?
John Harlow, the medical doctor who attended to Phineas Gage after his horrific accident when a tamping iron went straight through is head. Gage survived due to Dr Harlow's care and changed the course of neuropsychology through the understanding his injuries provided towards frontal lobe brain damage and its effects on personality and behaviour #phineasgage #neuropsychology #psychology #cognition #personality