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By Krystyna E. Wisniewski, Joseph S. Jeret (auth.), Maryse Lassonde, Malcolm A. Jeeves (eds.)

This publication is dedicated to the outline of agenesis of the corpus callosum, a congenital malformation of midline buildings within the mind which may be considered as a common version of the "split-brain. " First mentioned through Rei! in 1812, this anomaly has considering that been defined by way of a number of investigators. curiosity during this malformation used to be revived within the Nineteen Seventies by way of stories of interhemispheric move in Bogen and Vogel's commissurotomized sufferers and the following findings through Sperry that acallosal sufferers have been with out the common disconnection deficits present in sufferers with surgical transection of the corpus callosum. considering that this seminal paintings, the majority of neuropsychological learn on callosal agenesis has fascinated with the details of interhemispheric move and integration. An ever-growing literature has emerged at the topic, trying to specify the level and boundaries of neural plasticity in a worried approach that has developed within the absence of an important interhemispheric pathway. when callosal agenesis proves to be a great version of cerebral plasticity, it needs to be mentioned that this anomaly is usually linked to different malformations and neurological illnesses that can lead to diversified levels of psychological retardation or different cognitive and sensorimotor deficits. during this context, neurological study on callosal agenesis has targeting the outline of assorted syndromes linked to this pathology in addition to at the try to specify its neurobehavioral manifestations.

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