Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

I’ve passed on the usual stories about Phineas Gage, and how his famous incident changed him into a sociopath. It turns out that how his damage affected his personality is less certain than we thought.

Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts..

 

This stunning animal looks like a glitch in reality’s programming

So there’s a copepod, normally transparent, whose shell has a gap between two crystalline plates of just the right size to reflect blue light while allowing other frequencies to pass. Thus it shimmers between invisible and iridescent blue.

This stunning animal looks like a glitch in reality’s programming.