Inhibition and Phineas Gage: Repression and Sigmund Freud

  title={Inhibition and Phineas Gage: Repression and Sigmund Freud},
  author={Malcolm Macmillan},
  pages={181 - 192}
  • M. Macmillan
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychoanalysis
The similarities between the theories of thinking as inhibited action developed by David Ferrier and Sigmund Freud are examined in the context of the changes in the behavior of Phineas Gage, which Ferrier tried to explain with his inhibitory-motor theory. Johannes Müller’s concept of will, its development by Alexander Bain, and Bain’s influence on Ferrier’s conceptualization of inhibitory centers localized in the frontal lobes are traced. Elements of the Bain–Ferrier theory found in Freud’s… 
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