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2016-2017 Catalogue 
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PSYC 31800 - Hemispheric Specialization

We begin with research by the leading researcher in the world on split-brain studies, Michael Gazzaniga, who has examined not only hemispheric specialization but also a number of questions about the intricacies of the anatomy and functions of the human brain, and how it is both evolutionarily similar to, but also intriguingly different from, the brains of other animals. We will also examine some of the primary literature on hemispheric specialization and the behaviors related to a lateralized brain. We then examine topics related to hemispheric specialization and brain “modules.” The course culminates in a term paper on a topic in hemispheric specialization.