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What part of Phineas Gage’s brain was damaged by his accident while laying the railroad track?

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What part of Phineas Gage’s brain was damaged by his accident while laying the railroad track?

(A) corpus callosum
(B) temporal lobe
(C) medulla oblongata
(D) prefrontal cortex
(E) midbrain

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(D) prefrontal cortex

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The prefrontal cortex of Phineas Gage’s brain was damaged by his accident while laying the railroad track. This part of the brain plays a vital role in judgment and decision making, and the damage helps explain how Gage’s personality changed from dependable and even-tempered to irascible and irresponsible. The corpus callosum is the band of neurons that links the brain’s two hemispheres. The temporal lobes are located on the sides of the head just above the ears and house the auditory cortex. The medulla oblongata sits atop the spinal cord and helps regulate involuntary activities like heart rate. The midbrain is part of the brainstem and contains the reticular formation, which regulates arousal

 
Posted : 20/05/2024 12:28 pm
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