replaced some of the larger skull fragments that remained attached but had been displaced by the tampingiron. He then closed the larger wound at the top of
head with adhesive straps, and covered theopening with a wet compress.
wounds were not treated surgically, but were instead left open to draininto the dressings.
Gage did, according to Harlow, retain
possession of his
after the accident, but his wife and otherpeople close to him soon began to notice dramatic changes in his personality. It
until 1868 thatHarlow documented the
brain injuries, in a report published in the
Bulletinof the Massachusetts Medical Society
His contractors, who regarded him as the most efficient and capable foreman in their employprevious to his injury, considered the change in his mind so marked that they could not give himhis place again. He is fitful, irreverent, indulging at times in the grossest profanity (which wasnot previously his custom), manifesting but little deference for his fellows, impatient of restraint of advice when it conflicts with his desires, at times pertinaciously obstinent, yetcapricious and vacillating, devising many plans of future operation, which are no soonerarranged than they are abandoned in turn for others appearing more feasible. In this regard, hismind was radically changed, so decidedly that his friends and acquaintances said he was
- His skull in now in Harvard museum..
Animals with frontal lobe:
3.5% of the cat’s brain is in FL.no morality, enjoy killing their victims to death(rats),many
sexual partners, easy to fool a cat2. dog-
7% is in the FL, won’t hesitate to kill but don’t torture their victims to death,more
emphatic with creatures they enjoy and love, can plan (story of a dog during a hot summerday),difficult to fool3.chimps-17% 4. Humans
1.impaired moral principle-decline of morality in society2.social impairment occurs- no natural love for family3.lack of foresight and planning- FL matures when a person is 30 years old, reason why youngpeople should listen to the advice of adults4. Advance Math like Algebra and Calculus learning is impaired5.loss of empathy6.Lack of restraint -easy to see if someone is losing a game