commissurotomy

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commissurotomy

[‚käm·ə‚shu̇′räd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The surgical destruction of a commissure, usually the anterior commissure, particularly in the treatment of certain psychiatric disorders.
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In thinking that consciousness can be divided, he again anticipates neuroscience, for example the elegant split brain studies of Sperry and Gazzaniga on the independent functioning of the right and left cortical hemispheres following commisurotomy, although he is also following in the footsteps of Bernheim, Charcot, Freud, and many other hypnotists, who demonstrated that consciousness in hypnotic trance was dissociated from that in wakefulness.
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