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The left hemisphere is usually associated with the more logic based functions, where as the right is more emotionally based responses. With the corpus collosum intact, both hemispheres will communicate and the dominant hemisphere will decide your actions by inhibiting the other. Sometimes in normal people the more submissive side (often the right side) will ignore that relationship and just momentarily act in a way you may not normally. This alien hand is just a result of the bridge being severed (corpus callosum) and the dominant hemisphere can't inhibit these movements

This video explains the lateralization of function a little more clearly. Its a little long, but you'll learn a lot and its very interesting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfGwsAdS9Dc
thanks for the effort but the laterilization effect in that video is rather different because the person is a man. The sex differences in the laterilizaton of functions should make it a different scenario. Secondly, eyes are not lateralized, but both eyes are controlled by both hemispheres. So I find that video a bit suspect.
I can find my left-right brain conflict on this site:
typeracer.com

I see a letter and I pronounce a word in my head, but generally the letter gets typed and I make an error.

While googling for that prof. I came across this guy who seems to be on the same page:

Since destruction of self is a pre-requisite in many enlightenment stories, it sounds like a person who has switched off/temporarily disabled/removed the dominance of their left brain.
    
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You'd have to get rid of the whole left arm then, otherwise you'd just be nubbing yourself all the time. I think a hand to the face is better than a nub TBH.
A nub could be useful, no slapping at least!
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Idle hands spend time at the genitals.
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"Then Sperry asked the patient to use his right hand (controlled by the left hemisphere). And this hand clearly did not have a clue what to do. So the left hand tried to help, but the right hand did not want help, so they ended up fighting like two young children."

Sorry, but this part had me burst out laughing in my office. Too funny.
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Alien Hand Syndrome sees woman attacked by her own hand.

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Pretty interesting stuff if you haven't read up on this yet. Makes ya wondering if one day we can have complete control over both sides of our brain even if they aren't communicating with each other.
My sister was born with only half of her brain functioning (not kidding here). The right side of her brain is "dead" so to speak as a brain scan show no activity. But on that side there was a brain tumor they removed with no ill effects.

Though my sister is still...screwed up as ever
 
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I believe this was the Focus of an House episode a while back.. or something similar.
yeah it was a basis for an episode of house.

speaking of which i lost track at the end of season 6 and stooped watching house. is season 7 any good so far?
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I believe this was the Focus of an House episode a while back.. or something similar.
It was and the alien hand loved to rock the air guitar
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Wow, four pages and still no mention of Dr. Strangelove.

I hope that they can isolate the problem... for her sake.
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Imagine being attacked by one of your own hands, which repeatedly tries to slap and punch you.
Made me think of fight club.
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I need an alien hand that cooks and cleans, then I wouldn't have to worry about it.
 
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