Cognition and commissurotomy

Joseph Ledoux, G. L. Risse, S. P. Springer, D. H. Wilson, M. S. Gazzaniga

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Abstract

Cognitive functioning was extensively evaluated in a recent callosum-sectioned patient. A number of standardized and specialized experimental memory tests, as well as a sophisticated hypothesis testing task, were administered both before and after operation. No postoperative deficits were obtained. In fact, this patient showed marked improvement on almost every measure utilized. The results demonstrate that the cognitive processing of complex information is not necessarily dependent on the integrity of the corpus callosum, but rather suggest that cognitive functioning is largely an intrahemispheric process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-104
Number of pages18
JournalBrain
Volume100
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Ledoux, J., Risse, G. L., Springer, S. P., Wilson, D. H., & Gazzaniga, M. S. (1977). Cognition and commissurotomy. Brain, 100(1), 87-104.

Cognition and commissurotomy. / Ledoux, Joseph; Risse, G. L.; Springer, S. P.; Wilson, D. H.; Gazzaniga, M. S.

In: Brain, Vol. 100, No. 1, 1977, p. 87-104.

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Ledoux, J, Risse, GL, Springer, SP, Wilson, DH & Gazzaniga, MS 1977, 'Cognition and commissurotomy', Brain, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 87-104.
Ledoux J, Risse GL, Springer SP, Wilson DH, Gazzaniga MS. Cognition and commissurotomy. Brain. 1977;100(1):87-104.
Ledoux, Joseph ; Risse, G. L. ; Springer, S. P. ; Wilson, D. H. ; Gazzaniga, M. S. / Cognition and commissurotomy. In: Brain. 1977 ; Vol. 100, No. 1. pp. 87-104.
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