So yesterday, it turns out, was the birthday of Phineas Gage. If you DON'T know who Phineas Gage was, you have either been living under a rock for the past twenty years, or you have ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in human behavior and/or neurobiology. I happen to be somewhat interested in these topics, but to be honest I am getting a little tired of them trotting out poor winking Phineas whenever they want to make a point about impulse control in the human brain.
Aw, geez. Can't we have ONE book on human behavior that doesn't trot out poor Phineas Gage and his magical tamping rod? #OwieOwieOwieOwieOw
— Mojo Place (@MojoPlace) June 26, 2017