Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Really Change Your Personality?

By |May 15th, 2019|Brain Injury, Legal Matters|0 Comments

There’s an old story about a man who took a railroad spike through the head and survived, but developed an entirely new personality afterwards. The story is true; the man’s name was Phineas Gage, (he has his own Wikipedia page) and while blowing up rock to build railroad tracks, he accidentally lined his head up with a blast hole. A tamping iron shot up in the blast and skewered Mr. Gage’s head, destroying his left frontal lobe. After [...]