Corpus Callosum

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The Corpus Callosum is a thick band of fibers that connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres. We will consider some of the effects of severing this connection in Figure 11.


The speed of exchange of information from one hemisphere to the other ranges from 7 to 13 milliseconds. This rapid communication allows integration of the unique processes contributed by each hemisphere before a response is organized.