// shim old DateTime.js stuff {{ }}

We're in Beta (aka: buggy)!

Rate my test!

Your result for The Brain Damage Test ...

Frontal Lobe

0% Frontal, 0% Temporal, 0% Hippocampus and 0% Cerebellum!

Frontal Lobe

Frontal lobe syndrome is known to accure as a result of damage to the prefrontal cortex, that is the very front part of the brain. The prefrontal cortex is involved in problem solving, inhibition, decision making, empathy, and other important aspects of our personality and character.

Symtoms of Frontal Lobe Syndrome: Boastfulness, impulsiveness, lack of inhibition, and a hard time planning and reasoning. Antisocial behaviour, depression, and apathy are also known to result. People with damage to the prefrontal cortex are also known to have difficulty understanding certain types of humor (see this Science Daily article for more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/03/990325105542.htm)

Most common cause: Because the prefrontal cortex is in a very vulnerable place at the front of the skull, head trauma is the most common cause of frontal lobe syndrome.

Case study: The best known historical case of frontal lobe syndrome was that of Phineas Gage, a rail worker whose frontal lobe suffered bilateral damage after an explosion drove a railroad spike throuh his skull. Although he survived, Gage underwent a drastic change in personality. He lost his sense of duty, responsibility, and work ethic. He became capricious, unreliable, and socially unchecked.

Resourses: To learn so much more about the frontal lobe I would highly recommend "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain," a book by Dr. Antonio R. Damasio. For more on interesting case studies and neurological disorders please try Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by Dr. V.S. Ramachandran and the Center for Neuro Skills website

*Please note that this test is very oversimplified and for entertainment purposes only. There are many things that could cause similar symptoms to those listed and these are certainly not the only types of symptoms that could present when the prefrontal cortex is damaged. You, yourself, most likely do not have brain damage. I hope you had fun learning about this particular type of brain damage and the fascinating Phineas Gage case study! 

Recent Results

More Tests We Think You'll Like

Taken 62172 times.

The Humane Sexuality Test

Hi! And welcome to my Humane Sexuality Test. I'll be using advanced theory and research to determine how sexually open, educated and just plain weird ...

Taken 12159 times.

The What Kind of Diaper Are You Test

Hi! And welcome to my What Kind of Diaper Are You Test. I'll be using advanced logic and knowledge to determine your true nature.

Taken 2152 times.

The Horse Racing Test

Hi! And welcome to my Horse Racing Test.

Taken 97 times.

The Lisa Loeb Lyrics Test

Hi! And welcome to my Lisa Loeb Lyrics Test. I will be testing your knowledge of Lisa Loeb song lyrics from all of her albums! this test is pretty tec...

Taken 5225 times.

The Are you my type Test

So, to be honest, I am just bored and I wanna know if there is anyone out there that matches my criteria for the type of man I want. Yes, I do want a ...

Taken 7297 times.

The U.S. Presidents' and U.S. History Test!

How much U.S. History do you really know?  Do you remember the things your teachers taught you? Do you pay attention when reading newspapers or watching the news? 

Taken 1655 times.

The Does 300 MYA Matter To Me Test

Hi! And welcome to my Does 300 MYA Matter To Me Test. MYA means Millions of Years Ago, so if you don't care, don't know, or don't want to humiliate yo...

Taken 38147 times.

The Which Wife are You Test

This test is to show which kind of wife you are, or will be (if that is your thing). Remember to answer honestly, otherwise any future spouses out th...

Taken 2265 times.

The Star Wars Historian Test

Hello! This test will determine how much of a Star Wars fanatic/historian you are. Questions will include anything canon, meaning the Expanded Unive...

Taken 13215 times.

The Are You a Player? Test

Hi! And welcome to the "Are You a Player" test. ** I THINK I have fixed what was wrong, so you should get a more "accurate" reading** Every...

View More Top Tests

Share this test with your friends!!! Take The Brain Damage Test

Create button Create a test

Creating a test is super easy!

Browse button Browse tests

35,427 tests for the taking!

We're not holding any contest right now. Check back soon!