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Raves: Split Brain Syndrome

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February 22, 2012

01:57

Have you ever felt indecisive? Like you’ve got an angel on one shoulder, and an extremely loud devil on the other? Well imagine if your right hand literally didn’t know what your left hand was doing! This is the reality for a small number of people afflicted with split-brain syndrome, which is sometimes accompanied by so-called “alien hand syndrome.”

Forget the battle of right-brained vs. left-brained… this is all out war.

Host: Rheanna Sand

Photo and Video Credits:

YouTube user 321psyq (video of SpikeRun program)
Dramatizations by Rheanna Sand and Jennifer Foster
All other images copyright free from Wikimedia Commons

References:

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~jbogen/text/ref130.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_hand_syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19110149
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12225163

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