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.

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Origin of right brain

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for right brain

right brain

n.

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

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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Cultural definitions for right brain

right brain

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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