left-brain
left-brain left"-brain`, a. Of or pertaining to the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain. [PJC]

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  • left brain — n. the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain, which includes areas associated with logical thinking, numerical calculation, and language skills: popularly regarded as the center of rational thought left brain adj. left brained adj …   English World dictionary

  • left brain — n. The left cerebral hemisphere of the brain; in humans, it controls motor activity on the right side of the body, and in most people is the primary location for control of language, logic, and mathematical thought. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • left brain — n the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain esp. when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as analytic and logical thinking) left brained left brānd adj …   Medical dictionary

  • left brain — left′ brain′ n. anat. the left cerebral hemisphere, controlling activity on the right side of the body: in humans, usu. showing some degree of specialization for language and calculation Compare right brain …   From formal English to slang

  • left brain — noun the cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum that controls the right half of the body • Syn: ↑left hemisphere • Hypernyms: ↑hemisphere, ↑cerebral hemisphere • Part Meronyms: ↑language area, ↑language zone …   Useful english dictionary

  • left brain —    Refers to a theory in which the left side of the brain is responsible for reading and verbal tasks, while the right brain is the creative side, responsible for art and spatial comprehension …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • left brain — noun Date: 1976 the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as analytic and logical thinking) • left brained adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • left brain — 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. Cf. right brain. * * * …   Universalium

  • left brain — noun the left hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought …   English new terms dictionary

  • left-brain, left-brained. — left brain «lehft brayn», the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain, which is understood to dominate analytic thought processes, mathematical calculations, speech and language, as well as controlling movements on the right side of the body.… …   Useful english dictionary

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