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Why is Sperry's study in the biological area?

It investigates regions of the brain and lateralisation of brain function. It demonstrated the importance of the Corpus Callosum as a communication pathway between the two hemispheres and provided evidence that each hemisphere has different functions.

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What are the conclusions drawn from Sperry's study?

The brain consists of two seemingly independent hemispheres.

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What were the participants in Sperry's study?

11 split-brain patients who had already experienced their Corpus Callosum being severed prior to the study. 2 had this operation done some time before the experiment whereas the other nine had it done recently.
This was an opportunity sample.
All participants had a history of epilepsy.