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right brain

noun

  1. 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.


right brain

  1. 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.


right brain

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of right brain1

First recorded in 1975–80

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Example Sentences

So, it’s not just all technical, but we have to have the education system so that we can be armed as best we can with the right brains to be able to get at those problems we don’t even understand today that will be out there tomorrow.

That activity in the right brain started to fall in children who were older.

But that would mean favoring his right brain, which lives in Ariel, over his left, which lives in North Tel Aviv.

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