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1

What is hemispheric Lateralisation an example of?

Localisation of function in the brain.

2

What is lateralisation?

Different hemispheres having different functions.

3

What are the RH and LH connect by?

The corpus callosum.

4

What does the corpus callosum allow us to do?

Use both hemispheres together.

5

What is a split brain patient lacking?

A corpus callosum.

6

What is some reason someone may have had surgery to remove the corpus callosum?

To treat severe epilepsy

7

Instead of saying seen by the right eye or seen by the left eye, what is it better to say?

In the left visual field (LVF) or right visual field (RVF).

8

Which visual field does the LH control?

Right visual field (right eye)

9

What visual field does the RH control?

Left visual field (left eye)

10

Who did the main piece of research into hemispheric lateralisation?

Sperry.