The Frontal Cortex

Split-Brain Video

I’ve always thought someone could make a great television show by featuring some of the more bizarre and enlightening neurological syndromes that afflict the human brain. What is it like, for example, to not have an amygdala, or OFC, or insula? Or to be suffering from Capgras syndrome? Or to have a severed corpus callosum? Since the Discovery Channel has yet to implement my idea, we’ll have to make do with You Tube:

Via Mind Hacks.


  1. #1 student_b
    September 17, 2007


    just wow

    that was awesome!

  2. #2 amybuilds
    September 17, 2007

    Paul Broks book “Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology” describes many different aspects of the brain in a loose case study format. One chapter describes a woman being evaluated for this same surgery. He describes the testing and her reactions to it. I found it to be a chilling introduction to the brain. Like this video, you get a glimpse of how much is going on in the brain that is not part of conscious thought.

  3. #3 melatonin
    September 17, 2007

    I know Ramachandran was involved in a documentary version of book, ‘Phantoms in the brain’. I distinctly remember he had a Capgras patient, can’t remember the others though.

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