lundi 30 janvier 2017

Split brain does not lead to split consciousness

Here is a new study which claims this and I would like to know what you think:


Split brain does not lead to split consciousness
January 25, 2017
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA)
A new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness. Instead, the researchers behind the study have found strong evidence showing that despite being characterized by little to no communication between the right and left brain hemispheres, split brain does not cause two independent conscious perceivers in one brain.
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The study is already used by believers that it destroys the the motion that split-brain patients have split consciousness:

However the study itself has also some problems why I am sceptical and this is what I found without reading the full study so far:

1. The study uses only TWO patients which is little:


For their study, Pinto and his fellow researchers conducted a series of tests on two patients who had undergone a full callosotomy.
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2. The study was not replicated yet:


In the coming period, Pinto plans to conduct research on more split-brain patients to see whether his findings can be replicated.
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I have not read so far the whole study but from this short story I am very careful to claim that this little study disproves the split-brain consciousness.
This is however what I found and I would like to know what you think.

via International Skeptics Forum

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