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  • The Split Brain Theory

    of the brain or more of the right side” was concluded by Dr. Gayatri Devi, the professor of neurology at New York (“Left brain right brain theory”). This is a reference to the myth that people think they are more dominant on their left side of their brain and vice versa. The split-brain theory, better known as the left-brain, right-brain theory, is a theory that distinguishes people as “left brained” or “right brained”, which had originated when neurological patients’ left side and right side of their brain was surgically disconnected. This became more significant in the 1960’s and 1970’s when neuropsychologist Roger W. Sperry conducted 16 split-brain operations…

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  • Split-Brain Theory

    Introduction The human brain can be divided in terms of its structure as well as function. Structurally under the cranium of any human being exists a brain with two plainly visible parts, each about the size of a fist, known as the right and the left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. Even though these two hemispheres appear identical in terms of structure, they perform distinct functions. Split-brain studies and cognitive research has indicated that the left hemisphere is associated with…

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  • The Brain Split Case Study

    The brain split case was first discovered in the laboratory by Roger Sperry and Ronal Meyers. The brain split was first tested on humans in 1961. Patients were not capable to transport most of the data starting with one half of the their head to the other. This meant that there were two differentiate brains. Micheal Gazzaniga completed further analyses which demonstrated the left side of the hemisphere on adjusting for its absence of information, and additionally endeavors toward the right side…

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  • Gazzaniga Split Brain Experiment

    1.) Split Brain - In this zaps activity I played the role of an experimenter in the experimental setup that was created by Gazzaniga and his colleagues. In this experimental setup, a split-brain patient sits in front of two screens that are side by side and behind those screens there are a collection of objects. The patient is then asked to reach under the screens to get a hold of the identified object with either their left or right hand. In this activity I had the opportunity to be the…

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  • The Split-Brain Study By Michael Gazzaniga And Roger Sperry

    The Split-Brain study was conducted by Michael Gazzaniga and Roger Sperry. The motivation for the research to do the study in the first place when Sperry and Ronald Myers made a discovery that when the two hemispheres were incised, they saw that “each hemisphere functioned independently as if it were a complete brain” (Gazzaniga). Before the study was done, what the researchers had known about the topic came from Sperry and Myers discovery, research from animal studies, and humans who had…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Beauty Of A Human Life

    That baby was my younger sister. On that chilly, autumn morning, my mother and my newfound father fell in love with my sister and fell even further away from me. With time, this oblivion caught fire and turned into a deep, scorching animosity as my mother tripped and fell into severe postpartum depression and obtained an overwhelming dependency on alcohol. I understand how mental disorders work. I’m actually quite familiar with them myself. But a chemical imbalance in your brain is no excuse to…

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  • Grammar Vs English Grammar

    Even if kids are always writing with an intended aaudience in mind, there still is a possibility that they weren’t taught this concept. The teaching of grammar in school has become less and less important over the years. Schools have chosen to pull focus away from these basic concepts. Without the important rules of grammar being drilled into childrens’ brains, they can start to confuse what types of grammar are correct and which are not. The line of texting grammar and school grammar starts to…

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  • How To Severe Epilepsy

    AIMS The following questions have to do with the study of patients who have undergone a surgery (for medical reasons, severe epilepsy being one) that severed the corpus callosum. This leaves the two halves of the brain to work independently from one another. The main questions this study seeks to answer are: how do the two halves of the brain interact with each other and how is this relationship altered after the subjects have undergone this surgery? METHODS Basically, subjects were asked…

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  • Brain Observation Paper

    The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the correlational method as a means for examining the relationship between functions of the left and right hemispheres. I will compare the performance of people with intact brains with the performance of so-called split-brain patients. In many ways, the brains of these two groups are very similar. 1 a. For example, the brainstem exists at the base of the brain connecting the brain and spinal cord and has no functional differences between an intact and…

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  • Compassion In Lydia Davis's The Old Dictionary

    In Lydia Davis’s short story, “The Old Dictionary” a person reflects on how they treats things. It is pointed out that he or she worries more about a book and not his or her own son. This dictionary means more to that person than their own son. A child needs looking after as well as plants and pets. A book is something to sit on a shelf, not something to focus a life around. Maybe somethings are looked after more because they require less demands than other things, but does that mean to not give…

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