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What the Hole in My Head Taught Me

I’ve always struggled with the in-between. The transitions in my life have always been rocky, and it wasn’t until I discovered the hole in my brain that the reason for this became glaringly obvious.

Since the 1800s, people have been researching the effect that lobotomies have on the human brain and the ways it changes the human experience. This gruesome procedure was typically performed on conscious patients through a hole in the skull no bigger than a dime. The effects were life-altering. It becomes impossible for the right and left hemispheres of the brain to communicate, creating fundamental problems in the way we interact with the world. For instance, “Joe,” a “split-brain” patient, once drew a cowboy hat with his left hand after being shown the word “Texas” to exclusively his left eye. Upon removing the blind from his right eye and asking him why he had drawn a cowboy hat, he had no idea. The part of his brain responsible for logical reasoning simply hadn’t been informed of what was going on!

Being born without these connections, however, your brain often somehow manages to rewire itself well enough to make describing this task much easier.

Corpus callosum disorders (CCD) affect around 1 in every 4,000 people, many of whom have no idea what a corpus callosum is, let alone that they are missing part or all of it. Diagnosable only by medical imaging, these conditions can easily be missed in children without severe developmental delays until they reach adulthood. This is what happened to me.

“You are missing a part of your brain,” said my psychiatrist, tucking his blue linen business shirt into his dark trousers. “But you’ve overcome any struggles! It’s not much of a problem these days. If I was you, I would be sitting

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