Callosal Section: Its Effect on Performance of a Bimanual Skill

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Science  08 Feb 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3554, pp. 485-486
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3554.485


Four out of five monkeys showed no lessening of the ability to perform a motor habit requiring concurrent movement of the two hands in opposite directions when the callosum was cut after training. However, in only one animal was there significant transfer, between the hands, of a shape-discrimination habit learned postoperatively.