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November 8, 2017 19 min

In 1848, a young man called Phineas Gage was carrying out a dangerous job on the railroad in central Vermont, USA.  He was the foreman of a team of men who respected him greatly.

On this day, 13 September 1848, this man was doing something he had done hundreds of times before but that day his attention was diverted for just a few seconds.

These few seconds, would change his life forever and his experience would become one of the keystones of our understanding of neuroscience and of human behaviour.

This is the curious story of Phineas Gage and his impact on the world of science.

Let's find out more.

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