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the cerebral hemisphere on the left side of the corpus callosum, controlling activity on the right side of the body: in humans, usually showing some degree of specialization for language and calculation.

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British Dictionary definitions for left brain

left brain

noun

  1. the left hemisphere of the human brain, which is believed to control linear and analytical thinking, decision-making, and language
  2. (as modifier)a left-brain activity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for left brain

left brain

n.

The cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum, controlling the right side of the body.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for left brain

left brain
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The cerebral hemisphere located on the left side of the corpus callosum. The left brain controls activities on the right side of the body, and in humans, usually controls speech and language functions. The thought processes of logic and calculation are generally associated with the left brain.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for left brain

left brain

A popular term that describes the analytic, rational, and straight-line-thinking functions of the left half of the cerebral cortex. (Compare right brain; see brain.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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