These Brains Changed Neuroscience

  • Published1 Sep 2015
  • Reviewed1 Sep 2015
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  • Source Science Friday

In this podcast from Science Friday, science writer Sam Kean joins Ira Flatow to talk about the brain injuries that led to some of neuroscience’s biggest breakthroughs. From “H.M.,” who lost his memory during surgery, to Phineas Gage, whose grisly encounter with a tamping iron put him into high school psychology books, Kean explains how the field of neuroscience emerged from stories of brains gone awry.

Produced by Annie Minoff, SciArts Producer

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