PHINEAS GAGE

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someone, frequently depicted in introductory psychology texts and manuals, who was made a celebrity whenever a railroad tie passed through and injured anterior portions of the frontal lobes of his brain without obvious mental faults but who later reflected characterized modifications in behavior and character.

PHINEAS GAGE: "Phineas Gage is generally discussed in the formative study of psychology, but is often overshadowed by more prominent discussion of theorists like Ivan Pavlov."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PHINEAS GAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phineas-gage/ (accessed August 15, 2022).

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