A corpus callosotomy is an operation that severs (cuts) the corpus callosum, interrupting the spread of seizures from hemisphere to hemisphere.
However, the seizures usually become less severe, as they cannot spread to the opposite side of the brain.
What will happen if the corpus callosum is severed?
Split-brain or callosal syndrome is a type of disconnection syndrome when the corpus callosum connecting the two hemispheres of the brain is severed to some degree. It is an association of symptoms produced by disruption of or interference with the connection between the hemispheres of the brain.
What would happen if you damage your corpus callosum?
Mainly because of ‘Split Brain Syndrome’, when the Corpus Callosum was cut to prevent severe epilepsy. Damage to the Corpus Callosum interrupts the steady flow of information between the two sides of the brain. A lack of coordination can occur between left and right brain.
What is the corpus callosum What does this tell us about language when the corpus callosum is severed?
The corpus callosum (red part of the brain) is the connective pathway that connects the left to the right side of the brain. Each side of the brain controls movement and feeling in the opposite half of the body. The hemispheres also process information, such as language.
Why is the corpus callosum important?
Corpus callosum/the corpus callosum consists of about 200 millon axons that interconnect the two hemispheres. The primary function of the corpus callosum is to integrate motor, sensory, and cognitive performances between the cerebral cortex on one side of the brain to the same region on the other side.