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Phineas Gage

Who Are You? Identity and Dementia

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

There is a widespread public perception that dementia can lead to a loss of a sense of self, but this notion has not been rigorously investigated. One way to study this is to look at actual cases of brain degeneration, and see if the damage is linked to identity changes perceived by others. Do people with specific kinds of brain damage become no longer themselves?

10 Things Wikipedia Says Are More Notable Than You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

4. Formicophilia: It's like a foot fetish, except instead of feet, it's insects crawling on your skin.

New Study Demystifies Neuroscience's Most Celebrated Case

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

It's easy enough to understand the ghastly accident that befell poor Phineas Gage in Cavendish, Vermont on Sept. 13, 1848: the 25-year-old railroad wo...

Cara Santa Maria

Mental Illness Is Brain Illness

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

The mind does not exert power on the brain nor does the brain exert power on the mind. Mind is an emergent property of brain. And mental illness is a dysfunction of both sides of the coin.