The Split Brain Experiments
An experiment in the 1960s revealed how the brain's left and right hemispheres work, an experiment that led to a Nobel Prize for Roger Sperry. Try it yourself
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The split brain experiments revealed that the right and left hemisphere in the brain are good at different things. For instance, the right hemisphere is good at space perception tasks and music while the left is good at verbal and analytic tasks.
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The Nobel Prize
The 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for discoveries in the 1960s concerning differences in the right and left brain hemispheres.
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