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The *mind-blowing* story of Phineas Gage, a man who survived with a hole in his brain – and what we learnt from him.

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References:

Damasio, H., Grabowski, T., Frank, R., Galaburda, A. M., & Damasio, A. R. (1994). The return of Phineas Gage: clues about the brain from the skull of a famous patient. Science, 264(5162), 1102-1105. http://www.antoniocasella.eu/dnlaw/Damasio_1994.pdf

Ardila, A. (2008). On the evolutionary origins of executive functions. Brain and cognition, 68(1), 92-99. http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alfredo_Ardila/publication/5454555_On_the_evolutionary_origins_of_executive_functions/links/543436150cf294006f73515e.pdf

Torregrossa, M. M., Quinn, J. J., & Taylor, J. R. (2008). Impulsivity, compulsivity, and habit: the role of orbitofrontal cortex revisited. Biological psychiatry, 63(3), 253-255. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2265211/

Researchers mapping Gage’s skull: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/embargoed-for-release-until-wednesday-233846

A great article (I had to cut out for time)
Cato, M. A., Delis, D. C., Abildskov, T. J., & Bigler, E. (2004). Assessing the elusive cognitive deficits associated with ventromedial prefrontal damage: a case of a modern-day Phineas Gage. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10(03), 453-465. http://images.pearsonassessments.com/Images/PDF/Webinar/Cato2004.pdf

This Slate article is a good read too: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/05/phineas_gage_neuroscience_case_true_story_of_famous_frontal_lobe_patient.html

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