Self-Consciousness and "Split" Brains

Self-Consciousness and "Split" Brains

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Could a single human being ever have multiple conscious minds? Some human beings do. The corpus callosum is a large pathway connecting the two hemispheres of the brain. In the second half of the twentieth century a number of people had this pathway cut through as a treatment for epilepsy. They became colloquially known as split-brain subjects. After the two hemispheres of the brain are cortically separated in this way, they begin to operate unusually independently… (more)


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Publisher: OUP Oxford (May 31, 2018)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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