Art and the Right Hemisphere

Julian Jaynes, Art/World, 1981, 5, 10, 3-6.
Reprinted in Marcel Kuijsten (ed.), The Julian Jaynes Collection.

Excerpt: … It is, however, a very different matter when these interconnections between the two hemispheres are surgically cut, as they are in some patients as a cure for epilepsy. Such individuals with “split-brains” as they are often miscalled (only the commissures are cut) behave with a superficial normality. But if we ask such a commissurotomized person to draw with either the right or left hand, we immediately see in which hemisphere the artistic abilities of the person originally were. …