Category Archives: Corpus callosum

When the right hand doesn’t know what the left one is doing: Dr. Strangelove’s affliction

In this video-clip from Stanley Kubrick’s film, “Dr. Strangelove”, we see the character from whom the movie derives its name, struggle to keep his right arm in check, as it repeatedly tries to give the Nazi salute. It literally seems … Continue reading

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When the two halves of the brain are not on speaking terms

The brain has two halves, or hemispheres, right and left. In many respects they are similar in appearance and function. In other respects they are dissimilar and somewhat specialized. This is referred to as hemispheric specialization or brain lateralization. In … Continue reading

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