Visuospatial attention and the split brain

G. Berlucchi, George R Mangun, M. S. Gazzaniga

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In callosotomy patients, the right hemisphere attends to the entire visual field, whereas the left hemisphere attends to the right field only. The occurrence of rightward attentional biases, simulating a hemineglect from right hemisphere damage, suggests that in these patients visuospatial attention tends to be controlled by the left hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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