MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Subject: Would having a larger corpus callosum enlarge your brainpower?

Date: Mon Dec 17 22:30:51 2001
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Area of science: Neuroscience
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I have read several articles and other research.  It has supposedly been proven 
that ambidextrous people have larger corpus collosum- the bundle of nerve 
fibers joining the right and left sides of the brain.  Is this true?  I have 
also encountered enough information saying that you can learn to become 
bidextrous that I accept it.  Would encouraging children to use both hands 
ultimately enlarge their brain power or would it just lower their overall 

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