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Why memory and personality not affected after brain hemispherectomy

  1. Mar 7, 2014 #1
    Because when parts or one half of the brain(hemispherectomy) is removed on treating epileptic patients or for any other reason. There is not observed any change in the patient memory or personality.

    The person remain the same even after removal of half of the brain. How is it explained?

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  3. Mar 8, 2014 #2


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    You will need to post the mainstream studies posted in acceptable journals on this. Once you have the proper sources to cite, then you can ask about specific questions in those papers. Be sure to quote the portion to which you are referring, do not make people read through the entire paper trying to find what you are referring to. Once you have this all together, please post it in medical sciences.
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