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Which hemisphere does the right visual field go to?

The left hemisphere

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Corpus callosum

Allows the left and right hemispheres to exchange information through a set of axons

3

Which hemisphere is specialized for language?

The left hemisphere

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Lateralization

The division of labor between the two hemispheres

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Visual field

What is visible at any moment

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Optic chiasm

Where half the axons from each eye cross to the opposite side of the brain

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Split-brain people

People who have undergone damage to the corpus callosum

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Wada test

A physician injects sodium Amytal, a barbiturate tranquilizer into the carotid artery of one side of the head; the drug puts that side of the brain to sleep, enabling researchers to test the capacities of the other hemisphere

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Dichotic listening task

A person wears earphones that present different words to the two ears at the same time; the person tries to say either or both words

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Which hemisphere is crucial for the emotional content of speech?

The right hemisphere

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Which emotion is active mostly in the left hemisphere?

Happiness

12

Would you emotion is active mostly in the right hemisphere?

Fear and anger

13

Which hemisphere is better at spatial processing?

The right hemisphere

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Which hemisphere focuses more on details?

The left hemisphere

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Which hemisphere does the left visual field go to?

The right hemisphere