right brain

noun
the cerebral hemisphere on the right side of the corpus callosum, controlling activity on the left side of the body, showing in humans some degree of specialization for spatial and nonverbal concepts.
Compare left brain.


Origin:
1975–80

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Medical Dictionary

right brain n.
The cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum, controlling the left side of the body.

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right brain  
The cerebral hemisphere located on the right side of the corpus callosum. The right brain controls activities on the left side of the body and, in humans, usually controls perception of spatial relationships and the ability to recognize common shapes and objects. The thought processes involved in creativity and imagination are generally associated with the right brain.
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right brain definition


A popular term that describes the artistic and integrating functions of the right half of the cerebral cortex. (Compare left brain; see brain.)

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Example sentences
Curiously, neglect is seen only with damage to the right brain.
The pop psychology notion of a left brain and a right brain doesn't capture their intimate relationship.
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