These quotes is taken from Scientific American: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=BE96F947-E7F2-99DF-3EA94A4C4EE87581&ref=rss and the title of this article is "Strange but True: When Half a Brain Is Better than a Whole One"
"The operation known as hemispherectomy
— where half the brain is removed — sounds too radical to ever consider, much less perform."
"Another study found that children that underwent hemispherectomies often improved academically once their seizures stopped. "One was champion bowler of her class, one was chess champion of his state
, and others are in college doing very nicely," Freeman says."
And I thought I was using only half my brain...