Random Thursdays Phineas Gage And The (Literally) Mind-Blowing History Of Brain Science May 11, 2018 Phineas Gage was a railroad worker in 1848 Vermont when a 3-foot iron rod blew through his skull, destroying part of his brain. Not only did he survive, but helped usher in a new era of brain science. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Tags: Brain Science, phineas gage, random thursdays 0 likes SHARE About Joe Scott Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.