Experiments in this new field, such as the studies of "split-brain
" patients discussed in the previous column, proved at once so thrilling and disturbing that age-old existential questions were re-ignited.
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
The Greed inside this person is like a parasite living within his brain, and it's speaking with the first person "I".--I think this is a particularly Freudian concept, renewed by the split-brain
studies by Gazzaniga, and Society of Mind theories by Minsky, etc.
Through studies with "split-brain
" patients (whose two hemispheres could not communicate with each other due to a severed corpus callosum), he discovered that the human brain has two very different ways of thinking.
TABLA I CRITERIOS DIAGNOSTICOS DEL SINDROME DE AICARDI Hallazgos mayores Hallazgos menores Espasmos infantiles Anormalidades costales o vertebrales Lacunas coriorretinianas Microftalmia y otras anomalias oculares Coloboma del disco optico EEG con patron split-brain
(cerebro dividido) Agenesia de cuerpo calloso Asimetria hemisferica Displasias corticales Heterotopia periventricular Quiste intracraneales interhemisferico Papiloma de plexo coroide Modificado de Aicardi J.
For instance, Lowe ignores philosophical debates over the unity of consciousness that focus on split-brain
I have presented just a small sample of split-brain
studies showing that consciousness is not totally divided in these patients.
Os best-sellers de autoajuda cerebral reproduzem e exploram o 'boom' do cerebro direito, que tem lugar a partir dos anos 60 (invertendo a tradicional valorizacao do hemisferio esquerdo), no contexto da contracultura e das pesquisas sobre o 'cerebro dividido' (split-brain
) de Bogen, Gazzaniga e Sperry, entre outros (Harrington, 1987; Gazzaniga, 2005, 1985, 1973; Harris, 1985, 1980; Blakeslee, 1980; Bogen, 1977, 1973; Gazzaniga, Bogen, Sperry, 1962).
Perhaps best-known for his work with 'split-brain
' patients that showed that the right and left brain hemispheres have differing functions, Gazzaniga (SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, U.
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).