19 minutes | Nov 7th 2017

Wonder S2 Ep 02 - Phineas Gage

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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.

For more information on this or any of the shows head on over to www.injustoneday.com/wonder.

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