split brain


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split brain

a brain in which the corpus callosum and usually the anterior and posterior commissures have been sectioned, usually to treat certain refractory epilepsies.
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Sperry and the Age of Aquarius: Science, values, and the split brain. Neuropsychologia, 36, 1083-1087.
Much of Gazzaniga's own research has focused on the split brain, the anomalies in individuals who are without a corpus callosum, the fiber tract that connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
In a different introductory class session, the second author presented a video of a split brain patient named "Joe" answering questions about visual images presented to either his left or right visual fields.
Split brain and the dominant hemisphere of the brain.