split-brain


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split-brain

(splĭt′brān′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or subjected to surgical separation of the hemispheres of the brain by severing the corpus callosum: split-brain operation to prevent epileptic seizures.
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The Unity of Consciousness and the Split-Brain Syndrome, TIM BAYNE
In point of fact, studies of split-brain subjects produced by prefrontal lobotomy suggest that each hemisphere may have a separate consciousness.
Chapter 5 discusses split-brain patients, rejecting other positions on how many persons (if any determinate number) arise from the surgical procedure for the view that "split-brain subjects are single persons whose phenomenal consciousness is briefly split into two under certain special experimental conditions, but whose consciousness is at other times unified" (p.
That split-brain patient recognized himself in images that blended his features with those of one of the researchers only when the images appeared in his right visual field and were thus handled by his left brain.
Inner me Experiments with a split-brain patient suggested that left-hemisphere structures contribute to the conscious understanding of oneself (162: 118 *).
Split-brain patients afford a unique test of possible differences in what the hemispheres do (SN: 2/24/96, p.
and the split-brain patients who followed him launched Gazzaniga into the upper echelon of a hybrid field, now referred to as cognitive neuroscience.
More than 35 years of split-brain research has made Gazzaniga sensitive to the difficulties of understanding the brain-mind connection.
In split-brain patients, whose brain hemispheres can have separate and isolated experiences, the left-brain interpreter creates a sense of conscious unity, even if that means recruiting a wayward chicken shed.
The Army has looked into all kinds of methods, including many unconventional ones -- such as meditation, biofeedback and split-brain learning -- that grew out of the human potential movement of the 1960s.
The split-brain cats were trained to discriminate between transparent green figures on adjacent doors; two concentric circles on a door meant it could be pushed open to obtain food, while a door bearing a star was locked.
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