This is what prompted Malcolm Gladwell’s response/article on concussions and the NFL.
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Don’t you think the Phineas Gage’s case study (ideographic research) was awfully interesting? In the 19th century, while Phineas Gage was working at the rail road, there was an explosion, which sent an iron rod through his head. After a short series of shocks, he just got up and brought himself to the hospital. Seriously, in all that pain? I would’ve rather died. Anyway, physically, he recovered; mentally, his behaviour and personality took a turn - he became temperamental and irresponsible; he couldn’t hold a job down for long. The connection between his frontal lobe and the rest of his brain was damaged and his personality changed for ever. Eventually, he moved to South America and passed away there.