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Lateralization

The localization of a function on one hemisphere or the other

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Split brain operation

A treatment for seizure disorder in which the commissures linking the two cerebral hemispheres are severed

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Hippocampal commissure

A pathway linking the right and left hippocampal structures

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Massa intermedia

The connection between the right and left thalamus nuclei

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Savant behaviour

Extraordinary skills and talents found in those whose overall level of intellectual functioning usually falls in the mentally retarded range

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Dichotic listening

A task in which different sounds are presented simultaneously to the right and left ears

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Prosody

The use of pitch and intonation in language to convey emotional tone and meaning

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Planum temporale

An area located posterior to the primary auditory cortex in the temporal lobes

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Bilingual

Proficient in two languages

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American Sign Language (ASL)

A language of signs produced by the hands and arms that is used by people with hearing impairments

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Aphasia

A condition involving the loss of the ability to speak and understand language

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Brocas aphasia

A condition marked by the production of slow, laborious speech accompanied by good comprehension poor repretatio not and poor naming