Above: Can You Live With Only Half Of Your Brain?
People have been known to survive with huge pieces of their brains missing, but just which brain parts could we live without? Strange but true: when half a brain is better than a whole brain. The operation known as hemispherectomy, where half the brain is removed, sounds too radical to ever consider, much less perform. However, in the last century, surgeons have performed it hundreds of times for disorders uncontrollable in any other way. Unbelievably, this type of brain surgery where half of your brain is removed has no apparent effect on personality or memory.