split brain summary

split brain summary - the 2 hemispheres cannot communicate...

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1. Each hemisphere receives info primarily from the opposite side of the body. Info from the R-hand and the R-ear goes mainly to the L-hemisphere and v.v. 2. Each hemisphere receives info from 2 eyes, but only the info that comes from the opposite visual field. 3. Each hemisphere has its own unique abilities: Almost all R-handers, the L-hemisphere is specialized for language, while the right excels on spatial tasks. About ½ of all L-handers show this same pattern of specialization, while the other ½ show the reverse. 4. Finally, split-brain patients have difficult w/ certain tasks
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Unformatted text preview: the 2 hemispheres cannot communicate. They can’t name or describe objects unless the info goes directly to their language hemisphere and they have problem on spatial tasks unless the task is performed by the hand controlled by the spatial hemisphere. 5. Normal individuals w/ an intact corpus callosum don’t show these difficulties. Their performance doesn’t depend on which hemisphere received the info or on which hemisphere controls the language used for the task, the two hemispheres share all the necessary info....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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