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dc.creatorLienhard, Dina A.
dc.date2018-02-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T18:02:59Z
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dc.date.created2018-02-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/13055
dc.description.abstractRoger Wolcott Sperry studied the function of the nervous system in the US during the twentieth century. He studied split-brain patterns in cats and humans that result from separating the two hemispheres of the brain by cutting the corpus callosum, the bridge between the two hemispheres of the brain. He found that separating the corpus callosum the two hemispheres of the brain could not communicate and they performed functions as if the other hemisphere did not exist. Sperry studied optic nerve regeneration through which he developed the chemoaffinity hypothesis. The chemoaffinity hypothesis stated that axons, the long fiber-like process of neurons, connect to their target cells through special chemical markers. This challenged the previously accepted resonance principle of neuronal connection. Sperry shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshSplit brainen_US
dc.subject.lcshBisected brainen_US
dc.subject.lcshCorpus callosumen_US
dc.subject.lcshEpilepsyen_US
dc.subject.lcshNerve axionsen_US
dc.subject.meshSplit-Brain Procedureen_US
dc.subject.meshCorpus callosumen_US
dc.subject.meshEpilepsyen_US
dc.subject.meshNeuronsen_US
dc.subject.meshAmphibianen_US
dc.subject.meshnervous systemen_US
dc.subject.meshbrainen_US
dc.titleRoger Wolcott Sperry (1913–1994)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagChemoaffinityen_US
dc.subject.tagSplit-brainen
dc.subject.tagRoger Wolcott Sperryen_US
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dc.contributer.editorHaskett, Dorothy R.en_US


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