The slight differences between the hemispheres may soup up the brain's processing power.
There is nothing more humbling or more perception-changing than holding a human
brain in your hands. I discovered this recently
at a brain-cutting lesson given by Jean Paul
Vonsattel, a neuropathologist at Columbia University.
These lessons take place every month in
a cold, windowless room deep within the university’s
College of Physicians and Surgeons. On the
day I visited, there were half a dozen brains sitting
on a table. Vonsattel began by passing them
around so the medical students c...
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