- Location: Above the Thalamus, under the cortex
- Function: Connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain
The Corpus Callosum is the part of the mind that allows communication between the two hemispheres of the brain. It is responsible for transmitting neural messages between both the right and left hemispheres.
Doctor Roger Sperry, a neuroscientist and former Nobel Prize winner, is famous for performing split-brain research on patients with surgically cut corpus callosums. His discoveries further proved the theories that the right and left hemispheres did indeed have different functions.