Split-Brain

Roger W. Sperry’s Published Works on Split-Brain research

Split-Brain is the lay term to describe a brain that has been severed along the cerebral commissure. Between the years 1957 to 1987, Sperry was responsible for the earliest split-brain research which led to important advances such as lateralization of the brain.

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Top! 1957
63 Sperry, R. \V. (1957) High order integrative functions in surgically isolated somatic cortex in cat. Anat. Rec. 127, 371 (Abstr.).
65 Stamm, J. S. and Sperry, R. W. (1957) Function of corpus callosum in contralateral transfer of somesthetic discrimination in cats. J. Compar. Physiol. Psych. 50, 138-143.
Top! 1958
67 Myers, R. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1958) Interhemispheric communication through the corpus callosum. Arch. Neurol. Psych. 80, 298-303.
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70 Sperry, R. W. (1958) Corpus callosum and interhemispheric transfer in the monkey, Macaca mulatta. Anat. Rec. 131, 297 (Abstr.).
Top! 1959
73 Glickstein, M. and Sperry, R. W. (1959) Contralateral transfer of somesthetic discriminations in monkeys after section of major hemispheric commissures. Amer. Physiologist 14, 385 (Abstr.).
74 Glickstein, M. and Sperry, R. W. (1959) Intermanual transfer of somesthetic discriminations in split-brain Rhesus monkeys. Physiologist 2, 45-46 (Abstr.).
75 Schrier, A. M. and Sperry, R. W. (1959) Visuomotor integration in split-brain cats. Science 129,1275-1276.
76 Sperry, R. W. (1959) Discussion in M. A. B. Brazier (Ed.), The Central Nervous System and Behavior. New Jersey: Madison Print.
77 Sperry, R. W. (1959) Preservation of high-order function in isolated somatic cortex in callosum-sectioned cat. J. Neurophysiol. 22, 78-87.
78 Sperry, R. W. (1959) Preservation of high-order function in isolated somatic cortex in callosum-sectioned cat. Bio. Abs. 33(3), 2748
Top! 1960
81 Glickstein, M. and Sperry, R. W. (1960) Intermanual somesthetic transfer in split-brain Rhesus monkeys. J. Compar. Physiol. Psych. 53, 322-327.
82 Glickstein, M., Arora, H. L. and Sperry, R. W. (1960) Delayed response performance of split-brain monkeys with unilateral prefrontal ablation and optic tract section. Physiologist 3, 66 (Abstr.).
83 Myers, R. E., Schrier. A. M. and Sperry, R. W. (1960) Perceptual capacity of the isolated visual cortex in the cat. Quart. J. Exper. Psych. 12, 65-7 1.
84 Glickstein, M. and Sperry, R. W. (1960) Intermanual transfer in split-brain monkeys after somatic cortical ablation. Amer. Psychologist 15, 485 (Abstr.).
Top! 1961
85 Sperry, R. W. (1961) Cerebral organization and behavior. Science 133, 1749-1757.
86 Sperry, R. W. (1961) Come funziona mezzo cervello. Science (Italy), 207-212 Reprinted from (85), (128.5), (143.5), (146.5), (147.5), (163.5).
87 Sperry, R. W. (1961) Orderly function with disordered structure. In: H. von Foerster and G. W. Zopf, Jr. (Eds.), Principles of Self-Organization. New York: Pergamon Press.
88 Sperry, R. W. (1961) Some developments in brain lesion studies of learning. Fed. Proc. 20, Part I, 609-616.
Top! 1962
90 Arora, H. L. and Sperry, R. W. (1962) Optic nerve regeneration after surgical cross-union of medial and lateral optic tracts. Amer. Zool.2, 389 (Abstr.).
91 Gazzaniga, M. S., Bogen, J. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1962) Some functional effects of sectioning the cerebral commissures in man. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 48, Part 2, 1765-1769.
93 Sperry, R. W. (1962) Some general aspects of interhemispheric integration. In: Mountcastle (Ed.), Interhemispheric Relations and Cerebral Dominance, pp. 43-49. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.
Top! 1963
97 Gazzaniga, M. S., Bogen, 3. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1963) Laterality effects in somesthesis following cerebral commissurotomy in man. Neuropsychologia 1, 209-215.
98 Glickstein, M., Arora, H. L. and Sperry, R. W. (1963) Delayed response performance following optic tract section, unilateral frontal lesion, and commissurotomy. J. Compar. Physiol. Psych.56, 11-18.
99 Glickstein, M. and Sperry, R. W. (1963) Visuomotor coordination in monkeys after optic tract section and commissurotomy. Fed. Proc. 22, Part 1, 456 (Abstr.).
Top! 1964
104 Gazzaniga, M. S. and Sperry, R. W. (1964) Some comparative effects of disconnecting the cerebral hemispheres. Fed. Proc. 23, Part 1, 359 (Abstr.).
105 Sperry, R. W. (1964) The great cerebral commissure. Sci. Amer. 210, 42-52.
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107 Sperry, R. W. (1964) Problems outstanding in the evolution of brain function. James Arthur Lecture. New York: American Museum of Natural History. Reprinted (1977) In: R. Duncan and M. Weston-Smith (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ignorance, pp. 423-433. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
108 Mark R. F. and Sperry, R. W. (1964) Bimanual coordination in monkeys. Proc. Australian Phsyiol. Soc., May (Abstr.).
Top! 1965
109 Gazzaniga, M. S. and Sperry, R. W. (1965) Language in human patients after brain bisection. Fed. Proc. 24, No. 2, 522 (Abstr.).
110 Sperry, R. W. (1965) Corpus callosum and intermodal visuo-tactile integration in the monkey. Anat. Rec. 151, No… 3, 476 (Abstr.).
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Top! 1966
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121 Gazzaniga, M. S. and Sperry, R. W. (1966) Simultaneous double discrimination response following brain bisection. Psychonomic Sci. 4(7), 262-263.
122 Gazzaniga, M. S. and Sperry, R. W. (1966) Visuomotor control in monkeys following brain lesions. Fed. Proc. 25, 396 (Abstr.).
123 Lee-Teng, E. and Sperry, R. W. (1966) Intermanual stereognostic size discrimination in split-brain monkeys. I. Compar. Physiol. Psych. 62, 84-89.
Top! 1967
126 Sperry, R. W. and Gazzaniga, M. S. (1967) Language following surgical disconnection of the hemispheres. In: F. L. Darley (Ed.), Brain Mechanisms Underlying Speech and Language, pp. 108-12 1. New York: Grune and Stratton.
127 Gazzaniga, M. S. and Sperry, R. W. (1967) Language after section of the cerebral commissures. Brain 90(1), 13 1-148.
128 Sperry, R. W., Vogel, P. J., and Bogen, J. E. (1967) Syndrome of hemisphere disconnection. In: P. Bailey and R. E. Foil (Eds.), Proceedings Second Pan Am. Congress of Neurology, Puerto Rico.
128.5 Sperry R. W., (1967) Cerebral organization and behavior In: T.J. Tetzloff (Ed.) Readings of Introductory Psychology. La Cross: Wisconsin State University. Reprinted from (85), (86), (143.5), (163.5).
129 Gazzaniga, M. S., Bogen, J. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1967) Dyspraxia following division of the cerebral commissures. Arch. Neurol. 16, 606-612.
130 Sperry, R. W. (1967) Split-brain approach to learning problems. In: Quarton, Melnechuk and Schmitt (Eds.), The Neurosciences: A Study Program, pp. 7 14-722. New York: Rockefeller University Press.
131 Sperry, R.W. (1967) Mind, brain and humanist values. Insight (Spring), 7-12. Reprinted from (118); reprinted (125) and (194.5).
131.5 Sperry, R. W. (1967) The great cerebral commissure. Sci. Amer. Introductory Psychology (readings La Crosse: Wisconsin State University. Reprinted from (105); reprinted (209.5)
Top! 1968
132 Saul, R. and Sperry, R. W. (1968) Absence of commissurotomy symptoms with agenesis of corpus callosum. Neurology 18, 307.
134 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Mental unity following surgical disconnection of the cerebral hemispheres. The Harvey Lectures. Series 62, 293-323. New York: Academic Press.
135 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. Amer. Psychologist 23, 723-733. Reprinted (1973) In: P. Zimbardo and C. Maslach (Eds.), Psychology for Our Times, pp. 54-61. Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Co.
138 Mark, R. F. and Sperry, R. W. (1968) Bimanual coordination in monkeys. Exper. Neurol. 21, 92- 104.
139 Hamilton, C. R., Hillyard, S. A. and Sperry, R. W. (1968) Interhemispheric comparison of color in split-brain monkeys. Exper. Neurol. 21, 486-494.
140 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Apposition of visual half-fields after section of neocortical commissures. Anat. Rec. 160, 498-499.
141 Milner, B., Taylor, L. and Sperry, R. W. (1968) Lateralized suppression of dichotically presented digits after commissural section in man. Science 161, 184-186.
142 Levy-Agresti, J. and Sperry, R. W. (1968) Differential perceptual capacities in major and minor hemispheres. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 61, 1151 (Abstr.).
142.5 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Cerebral organization and behavior. In: P. Tibbets (Ed.). Readings on Perception. Bloomington: Indiana University. Reprinted from (85); reprinted (86), (128.5), (146.5), (147.5), (163.5).
Top! 1969
143 Gordon, H W. and Sperry, R. W. (1969) Lateralization of olfactory perception in the surgically separated hemispheres of man. Neuropsychologia 7, 111-120.
144 Sperry, R. W., Gazzaniga, M. S. and Bogen, J. B. (1969) Interhemispheric relationships: The neocortical commissures; syndromes of hemisphere disconnection. In: P. J. Vinken and G. W. Bruyn (Eds.), Handbook Clin. Neurol. 4, 273-290.
145 Bogen, J. B., Sperry, R. W. and Vogel, P. J. (1969) Commissural section and the propagation of seizures. In: Jasper, Ward and Pope (Eds.), Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies, p. 439. Boston: Little, Brown.
148 Sperry, R. W. and Levy, 3. (1969) Hemispheric specialization as reflected in the syndrome of the neocortical commissures. Excerpt Med. Int. Congr. Series 193, 176 (Abstr.).
149 Nebes, R. D., Bogen, J. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1969) Variations of the human cerebral commissurotomy syndrome with birth injury in the dominant arm area. Anat. Rec. 163, 235.
150 Gavalas, R. and Sperry, R. W. (1969) Central integration of visual half fields in split-brain monkeys. Brain Res. 15, 97-106.
151.5 Sperry, R. W. (1970) Mental unity following surgical disconnection of the cerebral hemispheres. In: Wolcott et al. (Eds)., Readings in Behavior. New York: Reprinted from (135); reprinted (151.5), and (170.5).
Top! 1970
151 Sperry, R. W. (1970) Cerebral dominance in perception. In: F. A. Young and D. B. Lindsley (Eds.), Early Experience in Visual Information Processing in Perceptual and Reading Disorders, pp. 167-178. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
152.5 Sperry, R. W. (1970) Mental unity following surgical disconnection of the cerebral hemispheres. In: Washburn and Dalhinow (Eds)., Perspectives on Human evolution. Reprinted from (135); Reprinted (151.5) and (170.5)
155 Gordon, H. W., Bogen, 3. B. and Sperry, R. W. (1970) Tests for hemispheric deconnection symptoms following partial section of the corpus callosum in man. Anat. Rec. 166, 308 (Abstr.).
155.5 Sperry, R. W. (1970) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. In: C.L. Sheridan (Ed)., Readings in Experimental Psychology. Kansas City: University of Missouri. Reprinted from (136); reprinted (161.5), (171.5), (178M), and (200.5)
156 Levy, J. and Sperry, R. W. (1970) Crossed temperature discrimination following section of forebrain neocortical commissures. Cortex 6, 349-36 1.
157 Levy, J. and Sperry, R. W. (1970) Mental capacities of the disconnected minor hemisphere following commissurotomy. Proc. 78th Ann. Conv. APA.
X Sperry, R. W., Vogel, P. J. and Bogen, 3. B. (1970) Syndrome of hemisphere deconnection. in: P. Bailey and R. B. Fiol (Eds.), Proc. 2nd Pan-Am. Congr. Neurol. pp. 195-200. Puerto Rico: Department of Public Education of Puerto Rico.(Reference from Vita w/o copy)
158 Nebes, R. and Sperry, R.W. (1970) Superiority of the right hemisphere of man for perception of part -whole relations. Proc. Psychonom. Soc. (abstr.).
Top! 1971
160 Sperry, R. W. and Levy, J. (1971) Minor hemisphere function in the human commissurotomy patient. Acta Cient Venezolana 22, 32.
161 Gordon, H. W., Bogen, 3. B. and Sperry, R. W. (1971) Absence of deconnexion syndrome in two patients with partial section of the noncommissures. Brain 94, 327-336.
161.5 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. In: L.W. Schmaltz (Ed.), Experimental psychology and social relevance: An introductory reader for the 70s. New York: Harper & Row. Reprinted from (136); reprinted (155.5), (171.5), (178M), and (200.5).
162 Levy, J., Nebes, R. and Sperry, R. W. (1971) Expressive language in the surgically separated minor hemisphere. Cortex 7, 49-58.
163 Levy, J. and Sperry, R. W. (1971) Lateral specialization and cerebral dominance in commissurotomy. Proc. 19th Int. Cong. Psychol., 244.
163.5 Sperry, R. W. (1961) Cerebral organization and behavior. In J. O. Whittaker (Ed.), Readings in Introductory Psychology. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co. Reprinted from (85); reprinted (86), (128.5), (143.5), (146.5) and (147.5)
165 Nebes, R. D. and Sperry, R. W. (1971) Hemispheric deconnection syndrome with cerebral birth injury in the dominant arm area. Neuropsychologia 9, 247-259.
Top! 1972
166 Levy, J., Trevarthen, C. and Sperry, R. W. (1972) Perception of bilateral chimeric figures following hemispheric deconnection. Brain 95, 6 1-78.
167 Sperry, R. W. (1972) Hemispheric specialization of mental faculties in the brain of man. In: M. P. Douglas (Ed.), The 36th Yearbook Claremont Reading Conference, pp. 126-136. Claremont: Claremont Graduate School.
168 Sperry, R. W. and Preilowski, B. (1972) Die beiden Gehirne des Menschen (The Two Brains of Man). Bud. Der Wissenschaft, 9.
170 Sperry, R. W. (1972) Cerebral function following surgical separation of the hemispheres in man. DSC Award Address, APA Convention.
170.5 Sperry, R. W. (1973) Mental unity following surgical disconnection of the cerebral hemispheres. In: Ruch and Zimbardo (Eds)., Psychology and Life (8th ed.) (in German). Reprinted from (135); reprinted (151.5) and (152.5).
Top! 1973
171 Teng, E. L. and Sperry, R. W. (1973) Interhemispheric interaction during simultaneous bilateral presentation of letters or digits in commissurotomized patients. Neuropsychologia 11, 131-140
171.5 Sperry, R. W. (1973) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. Amer. Psychologist 23, 723-733. Reprinted from (136); reprinted (155.5), (161.5), (178M) and (200.5).
172 Zaidel, D. and Sperry, R. W. (1973) Performance on the Raven’s colored progressive matrices by subjects with cerebral commissurotomy. Cortex 9, 34-39.
173 Sperry, R. W. (1973) Lateral specialization of cerebral function in the surgically separated hemispheres. In: 3. B. McGuigan and R. A. Schoonover (Eds.), Psychophysiology of Thinking, Chapter 6, pp. 5-19, New York: Academic Press.
174 Trevarthen, C. and Sperry, R. W. (1973) Perceptual unity of the ambient visual field in human commissurotomy patients. Brain 96, 547-570.
177 Sperry, R. W. and Zaidel, E. (1973) Level of consciousness in the surgically disconnected hemispheres. Proc. 14th Ann. Meet. Psychon. Soc. (Abstr.).
178.5 Sperry, R. W. (1972) Hemispheric specialization of mental faculties in the brain of man. In: Alterations in awareness and human potentialities. New York: Random House. Reprinted from (167)
Top! 1974
180 Sperry, R. W. (1974) Lateral specialization in the surgically separated hemispheres. In: F. Schmitt and F. Worden (Eds.), Neurosciences Third Study Program, Ch. I, Vol. 3, pp. 5- 19. Cambridge: MIT Press.
184 Teng, E. L. and Sperry, R. W. (1974) Interhemispheric rivalry during simultaneous bilateral task presentation in commissurotomized patients. Cortex 10, 111-120.
185 Zaidel, D. and Sperry, R. W. (1974) Memory impairment after commissurotomy in man. Brain 97, 263-272.
186 Zaidel, B. and Sperry, R. W. (1974) Dichotic listening to synthetic stop consonants in the disconnected hemispheres of man. Proc. 15th Ann. Meet. Psychonom. Soc. (Abstr.).
Top! 1975
190 Sperry, R. W. (1975) Left-brain, right-brain. Saturday Review. Aug. 9, pp. 30-33.
X Sperry, R. W. (1976) Hemispheric specialization of mental faculties in the brain of man. In: T. X. Barber (Ed.), Advances in Altered States of Consciousness and Human Potentialities, Vol. 1. A P.D.I. Research Reference Work. New York: Psychological Dimensions, Inc.
Top! 1976
195 Sperry, R. W. (1976) Hemispheric specialization of mental faculties in the brain of man. In: T. X. Barber (Ed.), Advances in Altered States of Consciousness and Human Potentialities, Vol. 1. A P.D.I. Research Reference Work. New York: Psychological Dimensions, Inc.
200.5 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. In: Denes and Umilta (Eds.), Le Bosi Neurofisiologiche del Linguaggio. Bologna: Sopcieta Editrice Il Mulino. reprinted from (136); reprinted (155.5), (161.5), (171.5) and (178M).
Top! 1977
202 Zaidel, D. and Sperry, R. W. (1977) Some long-term motor effects of cerebral commissurotomy in man. Neuropsychologia 15, 193-204.
205 Sperry, R. W. (1977) Forebrain commissurotomy and conscious awareness. J. Med. Phil. 2(2), 101-126. Reprinted (1982) In Neuropsychology after Lashley 14(30), 497.
208.5 Levy, J., Trevarthen, C. and Sperry, R. W. (1972) Perception of bilateral chimeric figures following hemispheric deconnection. (Italian Translation) In: Denes and Umilta (Eds.), Le Bosi Neurofisiologiche del Linguaggio. Bologna: Sopcieta Editrice Il Mulino. reprinted from (166).
Top! 1978
209.5 Sperry, R. W. (1964) The great cerebral commissure. Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (Spanish translation) Reprinted from (105); reprinted (132.5).
Top! 1979
210 Sperry, R. W., Zaidel, E. and Zaidel, D. (1979) Self-recognition and social awareness in the deconnected minor hemisphere. Neuropsychologia 17, 153-116.
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Top! 1980
216 Ellenberg, L. and Sperry, R. W. (1980) Lateralized division of attention in the commissurotomized and intact Brain. Neuropsychologia 18, 411-418.
217 Sperry, R. W. (1980) Consciousness, personal identity and the divided brain. In: The Human Mind. 1977-1978 Frank K. Nelson Doubleday Lectures.
Top! 1981
219 Zaidel, E., Zaidel, D. and Sperry, R. W. (1981) Left and right intelligence: Case studies of Raven’s progressive matrices following brain bisection and hemidecortication. Cortex 17 (2), 167-186.
221 Sperry, R. W. (1981) Some effects of disconnecting the cerebral hemispheres. Nobel Lecture. Les Prix Nobel. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell. Reprinted (223) and (224)
Top! 1982
222 Myers, J. J. and Sperry, R. W. (1982) A simple technique for lateralized visual input that allows prolonged viewing. Behav. Res. Meth. Instrument. 14(3), 305-308.
223 Sperry, R. W. (1982) Some effects of disconnecting the cerebral hemispheres. Nobel Lecture. Biosci. Reports 2(5), Reprinted from (221); reprinted (224)
224 Sperry, R. W. (1982) Some effects of disconnecting the cerebral hemispheres. Nobel Lecture. Science 217(4566), 1223-1226. Reprinted from (221); reprinted (223)
225 Sperry, R. W. (1977) Forebrain commissurotomy and conscious awareness. J. Med. Phil. 2(2), 101-126. Reprinted (1982) In Neuropsychology after Lashley 14(30), 497.
Top! 1983
230 Benowitz, L. 1. Bear, D. M., Rosenthal, R., Mesulam, M. M., Zaidel, E. and Sperry, R. W.(1983) Hemispheric specialization in nonverbal communication. Cortex 19, 5-11.
Top! 1984
231 Benowitz, L. I., Bear, D. M., Mesulan, M. M., Rosenthal, R., Zaidel, E. and Sperry, R. W. (1984) Contributions of the right cerebral hemisphere in perceiving paralinguistic cues of emotion. In: L. Vaina and 3. Hintikka (Eds.), Cognitive Constraints on Communication, pp. 75-95. D. Reidel Publishing Company.
232 Plourde, G. and Sperry, R. W. (1984) Left hemisphere involvement in left spatial neglect from right-sided lesions: A commissurotomy study. Brain 107, 95-106.
233 Sperry, R. W. (1984) Consciousness, personal identity and the divided brain. Neuropsychologia 22(6), 661-673. Reprinted in: Benson, D. F. and Zaidel, E. (Eds.), The Dual Brain, New York: The Guilford Press, 1985. Reprinted in: Lepore, F., Ptito, M., and Jasper, H (Eds.), Two Hemispheres-One Brain: Functions of the Corpus Callosum, pp. 3-20. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1986.
Top! 1985
235 Myers, J. J. and Sperry, R. W. (1985). Interhemispheric communication after section of the forebrain commissures. Cortex 21, 249-260.
238 Sperry, R. W. (1985) Citation classic. In: Current Contents: Life Sciences 28(6), 21.
240 Sperry, R. W. with Eccies, J., Prigogine, I., and Josephson, B. and comments by Norman Cousins (1985) Nobel Prize Conversations. Dallas, TX: Saybrook Publishing Co.
241 Sperry, R. W. (1985) Consciousness, personal identity and the divided brain. In: Benson, D. F. and Zaidel, E (Eds.), The Dual Brain, New York: The Guilford Press. Reprinted from (217M); reprinted in (233) and (252).
Top! 1986
250 Sperry, R.W. (1986) Opening address for Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium on The Dual Brain: Unified functioning and specialization of the hemispheres, Stockholm Sweden, May 29-31 1986. Reprinted in (258M).
252 Sperry, R. W. (1986) Consciousness, personal identity and the divided brain. In: Lepore, F., Ptito, M., and Jasper, H (Eds.), Two Hemispheres-One Brain: Functions of the Corpus Callosum, pp. 3-20. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1986.Reprinted from (233); reprinted in (241M) and (217M).
Top! 1987
258 Sperry, R.W. (1986) Opening address for Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium on The Dual Brain: Unified functioning and specialization of the hemispheres. Duality and Unity of the Brain: Unified Functioning and Specialization of the Hemispheres. London: The MacMillian Press Ltd. Reprinted from (250).

 

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