Splitbrain Monkeys: Cerebral Control of Ipsilateral and Contralateral Arm, Hand, and Finger Movements

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Science  05 May 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4034, pp. 536-539
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4034.536


The connections of the descending pathways in the monkey suggest that each hemisphere controls independent arm, hand, and finger movements contralaterally, but mainly arm movements ipsilaterally. This difference could be observed in splitbrain monkeys executing a visuomotor task with one eye covered, provided tactile guidance of the movements was largely prevented.