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#3.09: Can you survive a spear through the brain? (EN)

July 09, 2019 Season 3 Episode 9
Spækbrættet
#3.09: Can you survive a spear through the brain? (EN)
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Spækbrættet
#3.09: Can you survive a spear through the brain? (EN)
Jul 09, 2019 Season 3 Episode 9
Mark Lyng, Flemming D. Nielsen - Staal SDU Studenterradio
Show Notes

Oh no, now you've done it. You've gone ahead and pierced your brain with a 3 cm thick steel rod. That's no good. But luckily you're not the first person to do so! And Phineas Gage didn't die until 12 years after he did, so you've got some time to kill.
Today we're talking brain injuries. Mark has gone through the case of Phineas Gage who survived having a large steel rod cannoned right through his brain, though he didn't feel too alright afterwards. And Flemming will be telling us about Joe, the split-brain patient who started to suffer from alien-hand syndrome. It's about to get weird!

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Citations:
van Horn et al. (2012) Mapping Connectivity Damage in the Case of Phineas Gage

J. Harlow (1848) Passage of an Iron Rod through the Head

H. Bigelow (1850) "Dr. Harlow's Case of Recovery from the Passage of an Iron Bar through the Head"

J. Harlow (1868). "Recovery from the Passage of an Iron Bar through the Head"

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