Hemisphere Brain Functions

The brain is divided into two halves (hemispheres). Usually, the left half of the brain controls the right side of the body. The right half of the brain controls the left side of the body.

LEFT BRAIN DAMAGE
Problems seen on the right side of the body.
RIGHT BRAIN DAMAGE
Problems seen on the left side of the body.


THE BRAIN VIEWED FROM ABOVE
Right Side
 
Left Side
  • judging the position of things in space
  • knowing body position
  • understanding and remembering things we do and see
  • putting bits of information together to make an entire picture
  • controls the left side of the body
top view of brain
  • understanding and use of language (listening, reading, speaking and writing)
  • memory for spoken and written messages
  • detailed analysis of information
  • controls the right side of the body

 

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