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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Split Brain In this procedure,the corpuscallosum is severed. The rightand left halvescan no longer communicate. The corpus callosum connects the right brain and the left brain. When a patient is shown an imagein their left visualfield,they cannot vocally name what they have seen. The procedureis usually doneto cure epileptic seizures. It can cause split-brain syndrome, a condition where the separation of the hemispheres negatively affects behavior. The procedure is irreverisable and permanent. spacial face recognition visual imagery make sense of what we see interpreting context interpreting people's tone Right Hemisphere Left Hemisphere language process what we hear speaking logic math computations facts Roger Sperry: awarded the Nobel Prize in 1981 for hisdiscoveries concerning the specialization of the brain's sides. With split brain patients, for the first time in history, knowledge about the left and right hemispheres was revealed. History Scientists wonderif split brain patientsare contain two minds. Mackenzie Byxbe Split-brained patients are indistinguishable from normal adults. One issuethat can happen with body control is that one side of the body is doing theopposite of the other. Visual and verbal tests are performed to see theeffects after surgery, but more often than not the patient can live life normally. Change in personality, depression, and memory loss can happen. -Split Brains. (n.d.). Retrieved January 13, 2015, from -Robinson, R., JENNETT, C., & Robinson, R. (2004, January 1). Corpus Callosotomy. Retrieved January 13, 2015, from -Split-brain. (n.d.). Retrieved January 13, 2015, from
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