James Govednik's Reviews > Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
This thorough book, for ages 10 and up, offers a glimpse into the life of the famous subject as well as great science info on the brain, a bit of science history, and a bit of investigation into some of the mysteries surrounding Phineas Gage after his injury. The format is very easy to follow, and there are great supporting photographs and diagrams. The author avoided turning the story into a science textbook and instead manages to adopt an interesting story-telling style when necessary to keep us engaged. The modern science techniques detailed confirm just how "lucky" Gage was to survive, and what his injury taught the medical world about the human brain.
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