While he was doing this, a spark from the tamping iron ignited the powder, causing the iron to be propelled at high speed straight through Gage’s skull. It entered under the left cheek bone and exited through the top of the head, and was later recovered some 30 yards from the site of the accident. 2. Describe how the individual’s cognitive processes and behavior were affected. * Phineas Gage had a metal rod (13 pounds, 1 ¼ inches in diameter, and 3 ½ feet long blown through the front of his face and brain and subsequently suffered a serious personality transformation.
Gage was preparing for an explosion by compacting a bore with explosive powder using a tamping iron. While he was doing this, a spark from the tamping iron ignited the powder, causing the iron to be propelled at high speed straight through Gage’s skull. It entered under the left cheek bone and exited through the top of the head, and was later recovered some thirty yards from the site of the accident. The doctor who later attended to him, John Martin Harlow, later noted that the tamping iron was found “several rods behind him, where it was afterward picked up by his men smeared with blood and brain”. The tamping iron was 3 ft. 8 inches in length and 1.25 inches in diameter at one end, not 1.25 inches in circumference.
Joe begins a journey across the world to end his life by the means of jumping into a fearsome volcano. Joe encounters life changing events, including an epiphany that turns him to seeking God and his glory. During Joe’s adventure he encounters many symbols that are not as simple as they appear. Among these symbols are jagged path shaped like a lightning bolt, a pure, white, daisy sprout, and a grass doll the chief of the Waponis owns. What are the true significances of the jagged path, the daisy, and the doll?
Phineas Gage was a survivor of a horrific injury to the frontal lobes in an industrial accident in 1848. His subsequent personality change provides some of the earliest evidence for the role of the frontal cortex in mental activity. Gage was working as a construction foreman for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad, rock blasting for a new railway line in Vermont. An accidental explosion drove a tamping iron, 3 cm (1¼ in) in diameter and 109 cm (45 in) long, through Gage's head. It entered at the left cheek, passed upwards through the brain and exited the skull through the frontal bone close to the midline.
Top of Form Phineas Gage Paper Judith A. Reitz University of Phoenix Phineas Gage Paper Phineas P. Gage who was a railroad construction worker who, in 1848, received a very devastatingly penetrating head injury. It was from a 4 foot long tamping iron which had been fired by accident directly through his skull destroying both of his frontal lobes of the brain. He had survived the accident by pure luck, the care he received from colleagues at the scene and through other medical care received from doctors at the local hospital. (Grieve, 2010). Phineas Gage had some how managed to have remained conscious on the way to the local hospital or physician.
The writer will also describe what Phineas Gage’s accident revealed about how brain areas support cognitive function. Phineas Gage was a 25 year old bright, promising foreman working for the Rutland and Burlington railroad in Cavendish, Vermont. It was the practice of the times, tamping powder was used to blast drill holes for the preparation of laying track. Gage was using a tamping rod to compress the powder in the holes before explosion when unexpectedly a quick explosion pushed the rod, which was 1.1 meters long, 6 millimeters thick, and weighing 6 kilograms, through his left cheek and brain, exiting out the vault of his skull (Jeanty, 2011). Gage remained conscious on the way to the doctor.
The film leaks the dangers accompanying methane gas drilling of the Marcellus Shale. As well talks about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. What is uncovered is truly shocking, water that can be lit on fire right out of the sink, chronically ill residents of drilling areas from disparate locations in the US all with the same mysterious symptoms, huge pools of toxic waste that kill cattle and vegetation well blowouts and huge gas explosions consistently covered up by state and federal regulatory agencies. Although music influences political movements and rituals, it is not clear how or even if, general audiences relate music on a political level. Time has shown how music can be used in anti-establishment or protest themes, including anti-war songs, although pro-establishment ideas are also used, for example in national anthems, patriotic songs, and political campaigns.
A guard on the platform helped this man board along with another guard on the train itself but while doing so the man dropped his package containing the explosives and when it hit the tracks it simultaneously exploded. The aftershock of the fireworks combusting not only affected the scales on the opposite side of the platform but caused them in total to weaken and fall, in turn striking the plaintiff Mrs. Palsgraf and causing her bodily injuries. Palsgraf decided to sue Long Island Railroad Company in a personal injury lawsuit. The court was found in favor of Palsgraf against Long Island Railroad Company and thus Long Island Railroad Company appealed. The final judgement was again affirmed (Palsgraf was found in the right of her lawsuit.)
People have said that if not for his temper and controlling ways their lives would have been good. To neighbors, Robert William Fisher seemed like an average guy that loved to help others whether it was when he was a firefighter, a surgical catheter technician or when he was respiratory therapist. However there was a dark side to Fisher. People close to him described him as a loner, who didn't want anyone
He had to hire white salesman and pretend to be their Native American assistant named “Big Chief” Mason in order to sell any (Olson 27). Garrett created a few other very important inventions before the gas mask, such as the hair straightener, which he created by accidently with a liquid he used to polish needles that he found out could completely straighten the hair (“Garrett A Morgan” 1). After he invented the gas mask, he created the three-signal traffic light, which he patented in 1923. He created the light after he witnessed a deadly accident with a vehicle and a horse and carriage (McCree 4) Garrett developed glaucoma and died on July 27, 1963 shortly before the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, in which he was eagerly awaiting to attend (Chamberlain