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Art and the Right Hemisphere

Julian Jaynes
Art/World, 1980, 4, 9: 5.
Reprinted in Marcel Kuijsten (ed.), The Julian Jaynes Collection (Julian Jaynes Society, 2012).

Excerpt:

... It is, however, a very different matter when these interconnections between the two hemispheres are surgically cut, as they are in some patients as a cure for epilepsy. Such individuals with "split-brains" as they are often miscalled (only the commissures are cut) behave with a superficial normality. But if we ask such a commissurotomized person to draw with either the right or left hand, we immediately see in which hemisphere the artistic abilities of the person originally were. ...