Advances in Behavioral Biology

Callosal Agenesis

A Natural Split Brain?

Editors: Lassone, Maryse, Jeeves, Malcolm (Eds.)

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This book is devoted to the description of agenesis of the corpus callosum, a congenital malformation of midline structures in the brain that may be regarded as a natural model of the "split-brain. " First reported by Rei! in 1812, this anomaly has since been described by several investigators. Interest in this malformation was revived in the 1970s by studies of interhemispheric transfer in Bogen and Vogel's commissurotomized patients and the subsequent findings by Sperry that acallosal patients were devoid of the typical disconnection deficits found in patients with surgical transection of the corpus callosum. Since this seminal work, the bulk of neuropsychological research on callosal agenesis has focused on the particulars of interhemispheric transfer and integration. An ever-growing literature has emerged on the subject, attempting to specify the extent and limits of neural plasticity in a nervous system that has evolved in the absence of the most important interhemispheric pathway. Whilst callosal agenesis proves to be an excellent model of cerebral plasticity, it has to be pointed out that this anomaly is often associated with other malformations and neurological diseases that may result in different degrees of mental retardation or other cognitive and sensorimotor deficits. In this context, neurological research on callosal agenesis has concentrated on the description of various syndromes associated with this pathology as well as on the attempt to specify its neurobehavioral manifestations.

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Callosal Agenesis
Book Subtitle
A Natural Split Brain?
Editors
  • Maryse Lassone
  • Malcolm Jeeves
Series Title
Advances in Behavioral Biology
Series Volume
42
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0487-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0487-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7592-3
Series ISSN
0099-6246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
318
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