Split Brain: Definition, Research & Experiments


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What is the corpus callosum?

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1. How many hemispheres exist within our brains?

2. What is a corpus callosotomy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Multiple-choice questions on this quiz and worksheet make it easy to find out how well you understand split brain. Topics covered on these assessments include the corpus callosum, corpus callosotomy, specialization of the brain's right hemisphere and Kim Peek's brain development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore this quiz and worksheet to check your comprehension of the following:

  • Definition of the corpus callosum
  • Number of hemispheres that exist within our brains
  • Meaning of a corpus callosotomy
  • Right brain hemisphere specialization
  • Development within Kim Peek's split brain

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the corpus callosum and corpus callosotomy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a specialization geared more toward the right hemisphere than the left hemisphere of the brain
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the number of hemispheres that exist within our brains

Additional Learning

These assessments are paired with a lesson called Split Brain: Definition, Research & Experiments. By reviewing this lesson, you can learn more about the following:

  • Responsibilities of the lobes of the brain
  • Decade during which scientific study on the split brain phenomenon began
  • Brain hemisphere best at nonverbal and spatial tasks
  • Scientists known for their split brain research