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Why would a neurosurgeon cut the corpus callosum and therefore disrupt left/ right brain hemisphere communication?
reduce anxiety attacks and phobic reactions.
prevent the spread of epileptic seizures.
reduce the incidence of violent behaviors.
reduce mood swings.
I would think that this would be done to prevent the spread of seizures..
This would be to prevent the spread of epileptic seizures. Preventing communication across hemispheres prevents erratic neuron firing to travel beyond the hemisphere it originally occurs in. This is only a partial treatment though and is done only in severe cases.
What is right brain education and how does it relate to cerebral lateralization