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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or subjected to surgical separation of the hemispheres of the brain by severing the corpus callosum.

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Examples

  • He learned about so-called split-brain patients, people with severe epilepsy who had surgery cutting the connections between their left and right hemispheres.

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  • Roger Sperry and Michael Gazzaniga have carried out a fascinating set of experiments on split-brain patients that demonstrates this.

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  • Just like children, split-brain patients condemned Grace even if she put the poison in Sally's coffee unwittingly, and they did not fault her if Grace's attempt to poison Sally was foiled by incorrect labels on the sugar jar.

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  • Roger Sperry and Michael Gazzaniga have carried out a fascinating set of experiments on split-brain patients that demonstrates this.

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  • With these connections missing, the split-brain patients differed from normal adults in reasoning the morality of an action simply on the basis of the outcome.

    Dr. Douglas Fields: Of Two Minds on Morality

  • With these connections missing, the split-brain patients differed from normal adults in reasoning the morality of an action simply on the basis of the outcome.

    Dr. Douglas Fields: Of Two Minds on Morality

  • Just like children, split-brain patients condemned Grace even if she put the poison in Sally's coffee unwittingly, and they did not fault her if Grace's attempt to poison Sally was foiled by incorrect labels on the sugar jar.

    Dr. Douglas Fields: Of Two Minds on Morality

  • Just like children, split-brain patients condemned Grace even if she put the poison in Sally's coffee unwittingly, and they did not fault her if Grace's attempt to poison Sally was foiled by incorrect labels on the sugar jar.

    Dr. Douglas Fields: Of Two Minds on Morality

  • With these connections missing, the split-brain patients differed from normal adults in reasoning the morality of an action simply on the basis of the outcome.

    Dr. Douglas Fields: Of Two Minds on Morality

  • This is precisely the conclusion that neurobiologist Roger Sperry came to during the split-brain research for which he eventually won the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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