06_HemSpecial - PsychSim 5: Hemispheric Specialization 19...

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PsychSim 5: HEMISPHERIC SPECIALIZATION Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ This activity describes what researchers have learned about the special abilities of the left and right sides of the brain. You will learn how information is transmitted to these two hemispheres and about the unique function of each. Hemispheric Connections What is the name of the band of fibers connecting the left and right hemispheres of the brain? What is its function? Each hemisphere is primarily connected to the opposite side of the body. This means that a touch on the left hand would be registered in which hemisphere? When sound waves enter the right ear, which hemisphere receives the primary information? This crossover pattern is also true in part for the visual pathway. When light enters the left eye, which hemisphere receives the information? How is the visual pathway from the eye
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PSY 100 taught by Professor Farthing during the Winter '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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