Saturday, October 17, 2009

Split Brain Experiments -- How we learn about the localizatilon of language centers in the left hemisphere.

Left visual field to Right Hemisphere: Right visual field to Left Hemisphere.

The Nobel Prize Organization has a great website showcasing the work of prize recipients. You can learn about Sperry's split brain experiments there at .

A new article in Scientific American Magazine describes how we are continuing to learn about the brain, thanks to people who are being treated for severe epilepsy.

Rare Procedure Pinpoints the Location, Speed and Sequence of the Brain's Language Processes -

You can learn more about the language processing capabilities of Broca's Area (and parts of the left temporal lobe.) Again, as in the Sperry and Gazzaniga studies, sufferers of severe epilepsy have allowed us to learn details about how the human brain functions.

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