While pottering around the web (as I do when I should be doing other things like marking) I came across Mr Split Brainy a fantastic flash game that is a really nice way of learning about Sperry’s split brain study and the lateralisation of function.
The brain is made up of two halves, the hemispheres. These hemispheres are united to one another through a system consisting of millions of nerve fibers. Therefore, each hemisphere is continually informed about what is happening in the other. What happens if the connection is broken?
It’s well worth a look and a play for teachers and students alike. There’s also a nice background to the Sperry experiments on the site too.
Play the game here.