corpus callosumcorpus cal·lo·sum
Dividing the two hemispheres is the corpus callosum, a white matter that forms a line between the hemispheres. Despite dividing them, the corpus callosum allows the two areas to communicate with each other.The left portion of the cortex involves processes that are responsible for reasoning and language abilities while the right side functions for creativity and spatial perceptions.
nounpl. corpora cal·lo′sa
a mass of white, transverse fibers connecting the cerebral hemispheres in human beings and in other higher mammals
Origin of corpus callosumModL, literally , callous body
nounpl. corpora cal·lo·sa,
The arched bridge of nervous tissue that connects the two cerebral hemispheres, allowing communication between the right and left sides of the brain.
Origin of corpus callosumNew Latin corpus callōsum Latin corpus body Latin callōsum neuter of callōsus callous