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

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7a23/9fa5d1a5cda2541e835d5a4b00166dda55f6.pdf

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

https://people.psych.ucsb.edu/gazzaniga/PDF/Facial%20Recognition%20and%20Brain%20Asymmetries.%20Flues%20to%20Underlying%20Mechanisms%20(1983).pdf