Although the distinction has widespread applicability in discussions of the structure of consciousness and of pathologies of conscious experience, this paper will illustrate the importance of the distinction primarily using the debate about consciousness in split-brain
subjects, suggesting that those who have argued that split-brain
subjects have two streams of consciousness apiece and those who have argued that they have a unified consciousness may both be right.
of California-Santa Barbara) describes how several animal and human split-brain
studies led him to change his long-term view on mind/brain interactions.
patients were studied by Roger Sperry and Michael Gazzaniga at Caltech in the early 1960s.
The scientist said, "You are seeing the split-brain
I think this is a particularly Freudian concept, renewed by the split-brain
studies by Gazzaniga, and Society of Mind theories by Minsky, etc.
For instance, Lowe ignores philosophical debates over the unity of consciousness that focus on split-brain
For Rolls (chapter 29), consciousness means recall, comparison, and planning, as evidenced by split-brain
From the studies of the split-brain
, the left brain is more dominant for linguistic abilities, calculations, and math and logic abilities, where the right brain is more dominant for spatial ability (Oono 1996), and it was also reported that the language center of most right-handed people is on the left side of the brain (Kubota 1982; Sakano, 1982).
Consider this analogy: In the early 1960s, Roger Sperry and Ronald Meyers discovered the split-brain
effect, in which the two hemispheres of the brain are responsible for different modes of thought and action.
The MSCS architecture handles this issue using a single quorum resource in the cluster that is used as the tie-breaker to avoid split-brain
More to the point, however, when the two hemispheres in split-brain
patients produce conflicting behavior and the person is then asked to explain why he or she has behaved in this fashion, the left hemisphere will confabulate a reason based on its own limited information.
finding may lead to techniques for boosting working memory capacity, Miller says.