The Let's Play Archive

Second Sight

by My Name Is Kaz

Part 13: Conspiracy

The structure of the brain is split neatly into two hemispheres, connected in the middle by the corpus collosum. Though the colloquial idea of "left brained" and "right brained" has no strong experimental basis and is largely mythical, more nuanced lateral differences do exist. For example language and handedness. A separation of the hemispheres in "split brained" patients lends to good experimental groundwork in cataloging the differences between the hemispheres, and the ways that the two act as one in confluence.