Split Brain Research – Biological Psychology – Biological Psychology [AQA ALevel]

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Created for the requirements of AQA A level psychology. However, information should be useful for students of other psychology courses.

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Concepts covered: Contralateral organisation of the brain, corpus callosum, corpus callosotomy, Split brain studies, brain hemispheres.

Studies discussed:

Sperry, R. W. (1968). Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness


Gazzaniga, M. S, Smylie, C. S, (1983). Facial recognition and brain asymmetries: clues to underlying mechanisms.