The Caltech Corpus Callosum Research Program studies how the corpus callosum facilitates human cognition and social skills. Much of our work involves research on the brain structure, neural activity, and behaviors of individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC).

Please explore our site to learn more about AgCC and the corpus callosum research going on in this program.

To date, this research has been funded by a generous grant from the Pfeiffer Research Foundation.

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Related Sites:

Caltech Emotion and Social Cognition Laboratory

Autism Research Project

In The News

Scientific American
A feature article on AgCC is available in the Jan-Feb 2013 edition of Scientific American Mind.
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Review of AgCC
Agenesis of the corpus callosum: genetic, developmental and functional aspects of connectivity.
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2007, Vol.8, pp 287 - 299
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Curious
The AgCC project was featured in a PBS documentary called Curious.
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The Real Rainman
Caltech's AgCC Project was featured in a documentary about Kim Peek on the Discover Science Channel May 26, 2006.

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