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What approach was Sperry's split brain study in?
Physiological
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What was the aim of Sperry's split brain study?
To investigate the effects of hemisphere de-connection and show the function of each hemisphere
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What was the study used in Sperry's split brain study?
11 split brain patients - who'd already experienced the procedure for their epilepsy
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What was the IV & DV of Sperry's split brain study?
IV: Having a split brain or not DV: Pts ability on the different tasks
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Describe the visual tasks used in Sperry's split brain study?
Pts were asked to cover 1 eye and look at a certain point on a screen where an image was shown very briefly - the image would be received by by either the far right or far left visual field
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Describe the tactile tasks used in Sperry's split brain study?
Pts works with hands out of sight and asked to find an object which corresponds to one seen briefly screen
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What was the results on the visual tasks in Sperry's split brain study?
Information presented to the LH could be described in speech and writing. Information presented to the RH could not be described
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What was the results on the tactile tasks in Sperry's split brain study?
Objects placed in the right hand (LH) could be described in speech and writing but wild guesses were made if object placed in the left hand
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What was the conclusion of Sperry's split brain study?
Split brain pts seem to have 2 independent streams of consciousness, each with their own memories and perceptions.
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Why does Sperry's study on split brain pts lack generalizability?
Small sample (N=11)
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Why was Sperry's study on split brain pts ethical?
Sperry had consent from pts & it had a high level of control
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