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1

Aim

To investigate the effects of hemispheric deconnection on perception and memory

2

How many patients

11

3

What operation had the participants had?

Commissurotomies

4

Why did the participants have the operation?

They had epilepsy

5

What did the operation consist of?

Splitting the brain down the middle along the corpus callosum

6

Give some examples of sperrys tests

Recognition of visual stimuli presented to the left or right hemispheres separately
Responding with speech ""
Responding with writing ""

7

Which side of the brain focuses on calculations speech etc

Right visual field
Left hemisphere

8

Which side of the ten focuses on comprehension and spatial awareness

Right hemisphere
Left visual field

9

Conclusion

In split brain patients, memory in each hemisphere is independent