Writer’s Choice. What do “split-brain” studies tell us about the organization of cognitive function in the brain? Briefly describe the procedures used in these studies and discuss the significance of their findings.
The reported experiences of “split-brain” patients have led some psychologists to suggest that each hemisphere of these patients’ brains may have its own conscious experiences and should be thought of as two separate agents with differing preferences, motivations, and goals. Others have gone further to suggest that the minds of all humans may be best described as a collection of multiple conscious agents. Do you find these hypotheses disturbing? Explain your response.