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Corpus callosum

British pronunciation/kˈɔːpəs kˈalɒsəm/
American pronunciation/kˈɔːɹpəs kˈælɑːsəm/
Corpus callosum

a bundle of nerve fibers that connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain, facilitating communication

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What is "corpus callosum"?

The corpus callosum, located in the brain, is a wide band of nerve fibers that facilitates communication between the left and right hemispheres. It allows for the exchange of information, coordination of movements, and integration of sensory and cognitive processes. The corpus callosum plays a vital role in ensuring the seamless functioning and integration of different brain regions, contributing to overall brain function and connectivity.

1That's the corpus callosum.
2For decades or even a century now, we knew about the corpus callosum.
3And it's in the corpus callosum, the body's largest bundle of neuronal fibers that sits underneath your cerebral cortex.
4With damage to the corpus callosum, like from brain surgery, strokes, and tumors, the left hand is usually the one that goes rogue.
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