The Plastic Brain

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The story of Phineas Gage.

Carefully controlled neural ablation studies on laboratory rodents are sometimes augmented in the most unusual ways. Such accidents are enormously interesting, and allow cross-species comparisons to be made – which would otherwise fail to pass even the most lax ethics review panel.

Edit: Further information on the case, and its use to educate and enthral here

Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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