Corpus Callosum - a thick band of nerve fibers that divides the cerebrum into left and right hemispheres. It connects the left and right sides of the brain allowing for communication between both hemispheres. The corpus callosum transfers motor, sensory, and cognitive information between the brain hemispheres.


Basically- Your brain is divided right down the middle into a right hemisphere and a left hemisphere. These hemispheres are able to communicate through a band of nerve fibers which is the corpus callosum.


Functions

  • Communication Between Brain Hemispheres
  • Eye Movement
  • Maintaining the Balance of Arousal and Attention
  • Tactile Localization

Location

  • ´╗┐Underneath the cerebrum at the center of the brain
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Right and Left Hemispheres

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  • The right side of the brain controls muscles on the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls muscles on the right side of theright_and_left.gif body







Dominant functions- Each of the hemispheres of the brain are responsible for different functions, the corpus callosum is what links these together in order for proper functioning

Left Hemisphere
Right Hemisphere
Language
Spacial abilities
Math
Face recognition
Logic
Visual imagry
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