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The Cognitive Neuroscience of MindA Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga$
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Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Kathleen Baynes, George R. Mangun, and Elizabeth A. Phelps

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014014

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.001.0001

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Corpus Callosum: Mike Gazzaniga, the Cal Tech Lab, and Subsequent Research on the Corpus Callosum

Corpus Callosum: Mike Gazzaniga, the Cal Tech Lab, and Subsequent Research on the Corpus Callosum

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(p.3) 1 Corpus Callosum: Mike Gazzaniga, the Cal Tech Lab, and Subsequent Research on the Corpus Callosum
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind
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Mitchell Glickstein

Giovanni Berlucchi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0009

In this chapter, the authors pay tribute to Mike Gazzaniga, who graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and pioneered human split-brain research along with Roger W. Sperry and Joseph Bogen. They briefly discuss Gazzaniga’s life and work, and their association with him. Gazzaniga received his Ph.D. in psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), where he worked under the guidance of Roger Sperry. His work in the field of human split-brain research is considered a remarkable contribution to the discipline of psychobiology, which helps to explain the neural basis of the human mind. The chapter further focuses on the structural and functional analysis of the corpus callosum and how it works in hemispheric communication to help explain cognition and behavioral control.

Keywords:   Mike Gazzaniga, split-brain research, Cal Tech, corpus callosum, hemispheric communication

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