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Some functional effects of sectioning the cerebral commissures in man

Gazzaniga, M. S. and Bogen, J. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1962) Some functional effects of sectioning the cerebral commissures in man. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 48 (10). pp. 1765-1769. ISSN 0027-8424.

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It has been possible in studies of callosum-sectioned cats and monkeys in recent years to obtain consistent demonstration of a variety of interhemispheric integrational functions mediated by the corpus callosum.(1,2) These animal findings stand in marked contrast to the apparent lack of corresponding functional deficits produced by similar surgery in human patients.(3-9) The general picture of callosal functions based on the animal studies tends to be supported in current early testing of a 48-year-old male war veteran with recent complete section of the corpus callosum, anterior and hippocampal commissures.

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Additional Information:© 1962 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated August 2, 1962. The authors wish to express their regard and thanks to the patient and his wife for the invaluable cooperation throughout. Aided by the F.P. Hixon Fund of the California Institute of Technology and by grants to the Institute, No. M3372 and No. 2G86, from the U.S. Public Health Service.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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