Parietooccipital Symptomology: The Split-Brain Perspective

  • Joseph E. LeDoux
Part of the Handbook of Behavioral Neurobiology book series (HBNE, volume 2)


During the period in which Lashley was promoting the view that cortical functions in the rat defied localization, clinical observations of humans with focal brain lesions were painting quite a different picture of cerebral organization. Localized damage to specific cortical regions was found to result in specific behavioral disturbances. Moreover, the behavioral disorders that emerged seemed to be dependent on the hemisphere damaged as well as on the intrahemispheric location of the pathology. This approach to brain and behavior caught on, and the field of neuropsychology was the result.


Left Hemisphere Anterior Commissure Postcentral Gyrus Active Touch Visual Agnosia 
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  • Joseph E. LeDoux
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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