The material is a short YouTube video featuring a case study regarding a split brain patient, named Joe, who was studied by Michael Gazzaniga. In the video, Michael Gazzaniga (a student of Roger Sperry)
discusses the effects of severing the corpus callosum and tests "Joe" on visual stimuli to illustrate these effects.
The video could be used as a demonstration for an introductory psychology course, neuroscience course, or biopsychology course that covers topics in brain anatomy, language, or lateralization of cortical processes.
Major learning goals include the following.
• To learn how the contralateral system of vision works, as well as the effects from severing the corpus callosum.
• To observe the behavioral outcomes resulting from damage to interhemispheric communication.
• To identify consequences of brain lateralization.
• To describe aspects of the case study involving a split-brain patient.