SALLY P. SPRINGER

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Preliminary psychologic testing was carried out on four patients who had undergone surgical sectioning of a portion or all of the corpus callosum and anterior commissure as a treatment for uncontrollable seizures. Results confirm earlier findings indicating the importance of the forebrain commissures in the interhemispheric exchange of a variety of sensory(More)
Cognitive functioning was extensively evaluated in a recent callosum-sectioned patient. A number of standardized and specialized experimental memory tests, as well as a sophisticated hypothesis testing task, were administered both before and after operation. No post-operative deficits were obtained. In fact, this patient showed marked improvement on almost(More)
Four subjects with differing portions of the cerebral commissures sectioned were tested in a consonant vowel dichoticlistening task. The two subjects withsections anterior to the splenium and posterior to the first one third of the corpus callosum failed to identify any of the syllables presented to the left ear under dichotic presentation, even under(More)
Contribution of the left ear stimulus to dichotic listening performance following commissurotomy was studied in five patients. In two tasks, subjects were asked to identify in writing both members of a pair of competing stimuli, either digits or CV syllables. A third task required subjects to integrate high and low frequency components of a single word(More)
Using an adaptive forced-choice procedure, the average absolute sensitivity of the right ears of a group of right-handed males was found to be slightly greater than that of their left ears. There was no ear difference in performance on a monaural syllable-identification task using easily detectable stimuli, however. The magnitude of the ear difference in(More)