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On the Corpus Callosum of the Brain and the Septum of the Right and Left Ventricles 

On the Corpus Callosum of the Brain and the Septum of the Right and Left Ventricles
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On the Corpus Callosum of the Brain and the Septum of the Right and Left Ventricles
Author(s):

Marco Catani

and Stefano Sandrone

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199383832.003.0017
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date: 18 May 2021

It contains the translation from Vesalius of the chapter on the corpus callosum. As the largest connective nerve bundle in the human brain, the corpus callosum contains anywhere from 200 to 300 million axons of varying size and thickness. These axons link the left to the right hemisphere at their base, allowing crosstalk, or as it is more formally known, inter-hemipsheric communication. Crosstalk lets information from motor, perceptual and cognitive functions be shared and combined. Such integration of information is especially useful because what the left side of the body detects, and how it then responds, is mainly processed and controlled by the right hemisphere. In contrast, information to and from the right side of the body involves the left hemisphere. Every time we attempt to do anything involving coordination of our hands, from fastening a buckle and typing on a keyboard, to cutting a steak or driving a car, our corpus callosum is called into use.

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