Split-brain: Stereotaxic section of telencephalic and brain stem structures in rabbits

Harvey Swadlow, Neil Schneiderman

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A technique is described for sectioning midline telencephalic and brain stem structures in rabbits using a pivoting blade stereotaxically mounted in a swivel carrier. By varying site of entry, height of pivot point above the dura, degree of arc and depth of insertion, a wide variety of sections can be made. Experiments conducted on 12 rabbits established the efficacy of the procedure for severing telencephalic and brain stem commissures and decussations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology AND Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1969



  • Rabbits
  • Split-brain
  • Stereotaxic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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