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Author (up) Marinsek, N.L.; Gazzaniga, M.S.; Miller, M.B. url  doi
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  Title Chapter 17 – Split-Brain, Split-Mind Type Book Chapter
  Year 2016 Publication The Neurology of Conciousness (Second Edition) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 271-279  
  Keywords Split-brain; consciousness; lateralization; modular; left hemisphere interpreter  
  Abstract The corpus callosum anatomically and functionally connects the two cerebral hemispheres. Despite its important role in interhemispheric communication however, severing the corpus callosum produces few--if any--noticeable cognitive or behavioral abnormalities. Incredibly, split-brain patients do not report any drastic changes in their conscious experience even though nearly all interhemispheric communication ceases after surgery. Extensive research has shown that both hemispheres remain conscious following disconnection and the conscious experience of each hemisphere is private and independent of the other. Additionally, the conscious experiences of the hemispheres appear to be qualitatively different, such that the consciousness of the left hemisphere is more enriched than the right. In this chapter, we offer explanations as to why split-brain patients feel unified despite possessing dual conscious experiences and discuss how the divided consciousness of split-brain patients can inform current theories of consciousness.  
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  Publisher Academic Press Place of Publication San Diego Editor Laureys, S.; Gosseries, O.; Tononi, G.  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-0-12-800948-2 Medium  
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