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A view of the world from a split-brain perspective

Zaidel, Dahlia W. (1994) A view of the world from a split-brain perspective. [Book Chapter]

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Abstract

The extent to which observed behavior in the complete commissurotomy patients is supported by only one hemisphere would depend on individual differences interacting with a variety of factors such as genetics, intelligence, and so on. The lesson imparted here is that there is sufficient functional redundancy in the neocortex so that the capacity to maintain a wide range of abilities is within the control of one hemisphere. And, yet, as seen in what is missing in the patients' behavior, one hemisphere is not quite enough. Nature seems to have intended that the two hemispheres complement each other, that the full range of human behavior be best accomplished through interaction between the left and right hemispheres.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:commissurotomy, split-brain, callosotomy, humor, sleep, consciousness, disconnection syndrome, subcortical integration, dreams, dreaming, emotions, emotional expressions, quality of life, unity of consciousness, complete commissurotomy, alien hand, spatial perception, memory, evolution, jokes, puns.
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neurology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:920
Deposited By:Zaidel, Dahlia W.
Deposited On:13 Aug 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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