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1. 1 Sperry does Panto SPERRY (as an evil insincere scientist) – welcome my 11 little lab rats… I mean participants. I am soooo sorry to hear of your epilepsy (not).…
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  • 1. 1 Sperry does Panto SPERRY (as an evil insincere scientist) – welcome my 11 little lab rats… I mean participants. I am soooo sorry to hear of your epilepsy (not). The operation you had to severe your corpus callosum must have been very worrying for you. (to himself) Who really cares? PARTICIPANT (as a naïve innocent) – Thank you Mr Sperry. (to the class) He’s so kind. SPERRY – As it happens, I was looking for people who have had their brains split – what a coincidence. Do you fancy playing some fun games? PARTICIPANT – Oh yes please Mr Sperry SPERRY – OK. I want you to sit in front of this screen and I will blindfold one of your eyes. PARTICIPANT – it’s not one of those sorts of games is it Mr Sperry? SPERRY – Oh no no. There is nothing to be worried about. Now place your hands underneath the screen so that you cannot see them. PARTICIPANT – are you sure it’s not one of those games Mr Sperry? SPERRY – Trust me. Now just stare straight ahead. I am going to flash up… PARTICIPANT (shocked) – MR SPERRY!!! SPERRY (annoyed) – as I was going to say, I am going to flash up a word in either your right visual field or your left visual field. PARTICIPANT – My what? SPERRY – Oh dear, (explains slowly) the word will appear very briefly on the left or the right side of the screen…… (I wish they had studied AS Psychology… life would be so much easier) PARTICIPANT – Why? SPERRY (very angry) – Why? Why? Don’t you know who I am? I am the famous Mr Reginald Archibald Sperry, soon to be awarded the Nobel Prize and YOU ask me why? Just shut up and take it like a participant SPERRY (calms down) – sorry about that, been under a lot of pressure lately. (clears throat) I intend to send the word to either your left hemisphere or your right hemisphere PARTICIPANT – fair enough
  • 2. 2 NARRATOR - Sperry flashes the word ‘house’ in the right visual field. (Speaks to the class) Now children can you tell Mr Sperry what hemisphere the word ‘House’ will go to? (Pick on somebody and get the answer – don’t be too abusive if they get it wrong!) NARRATOR – Well done. The word would go to the left hemisphere. SPERRY (irritated by the interruption of the Narrator) - Yes, yes, yes, can we get on now please? NARRATOR – Sorry, just trying to help SPERRY – Now Mr Participant, can you tell me what the word was? PARTICIPANT – It was ‘House’ SPERRY (sarcastically) – well done. SPERRY – I am now going to flash a word to your left visual field PARTICIPANT – Go for it, I’m ready SPERRY (sarcastically) - oh good! NARRATOR – Mr Sperry flashes the word ‘car’ in the left visual field. (Speaks to the class) Now children can you tell Mr Sperry what hemisphere the word ‘car’ will go to? (Pick on somebody and get the answer – again, don’t be too abusive if they get it wrong!) SPERRY (getting irritated) - thank you Narrator. Now Mr Participant, can you tell me what the word was? PARTICIPANT – er. I dunno, saw a flash but didn’t see a word. SPERRY – OK then. Can you write the word with your left hand? PARTICIPANT – OK I’ll have a go NARRATOR – Now children, Mr Sperry has asked the Participant to write a word which they claim to have not seen. Shall we see what happens next….? SPERRY (irritated) – Oh for goodness sake! NARRATOR - …sorry.
  • 3. 3 SPERRY – Now Mr Participant, look at the word you have written and tell me what it is PARTICIPANT – ‘car’. Wow how did that happen? SPERRY – It’s top secret, I’ll have to kill you if I tell you PARTICIPANT – OK, OK, it’s not that important SPERRY (grandiose announcement ) – Oh yea of such insignificance, allow my pearls of wisdom to enlighten you. I Reginald Archibald Sperry can conclude that our language centre which controls speech lies in the……….. left hemisphere…..AND…… the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body PARTICIPANT – wow, really? Tell me more, tell me more. SPERRY (to himself) - God, this guy is too easy. (as normal) OK mere mortal. This time I will flash a picture to your left visual field so that it goes to your right hemisphere. PARTICIPANT – but I’ll not be able to tell you what it is Mr Sperry SPERRY (to himself) - so eager to please, I like that in a participant. NARRATOR – Now children don’t watch this part because Mr Sperry is going to show a rude picture of a naked person to the participant’s left visual field.... SPERRY (annoyed) - Do you mind. If the participant hears you it will ruin my incredible experiment NARRATOR (sheepishly) - sorry SPERRY – now then Mr Participant, what did you see? PARTICIPANT – nothing SPERRY – so why are you blushing? (grandiose announcement ) Aha, I Reginald Archibald Sperry can conclude that because you responded emotionally to the picture, the right hemisphere controls emotions. (to himself) I must write my acceptance speech for when they give me that Nobel Prize. SPERRY – Now for my finale, the piece of evidence that will ensure my place in history.... well in AS Psychology textbooks anyway. (makes announcement) Ladies and gentlemen, the great and enlightened Reginald Archibald Sperry will now demonstrate before your very eyes that the left and right hemispheres in this poor soul, I mean the Participant, cannot, I say again, cannot communicate with each other.
  • 4. 4 NARRATOR – imitates a drum roll SPERRY (to Narrator) - You’re really not helping NARRATOR (sheepishly) - sorry SPERRY – Now Mr Participant, I have just flashed an image to your right hemisphere. Can you tell me what it was? PARTICIPANT – did you? I didn’t see anything? SPERRY - I will now flash it to your left hemisphere. Tell me, have you seen this image before? PARTICIPANT – No, its the first time I’ve seen it SPERRY (grandiose announcement ) - Aha, I Reginald Archibald Sperry have demonstrated that without the corpus callosum one hemisphere has no knowledge of what is stored in the other hemisphere. Therefore I hereby conclude that the roll of the corpus callosum in us normal people is to allow the two hemispheres to communicate. (to himself) I wonder if I should buy a new suit for the Nobel Prize ceremony. NARRATOR – I always thought your name was Roger? SPERRY – You can be replaced you know Exit stage left
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