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cerebral hemisphere

n.
Either of the two symmetrical halves of the cerebrum, as divided by the longitudinal cerebral fissure.

cerebral hemisphere

n
(Anatomy) either half of the cerebrum

cere′bral hem′isphere


n.
either of the rounded halves of the cerebrum connected by the corpus callosum. Compare left brain, right brain.
[1810–20]

cerebral hemisphere

Either of the two symmetrical halves of the cerebrum. See Note at brain.

cerebral hemisphere

Either of both halves of the cerebrum.
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Noun1.cerebral hemisphere - either half of the cerebrumcerebral hemisphere - either half of the cerebrum    
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
left brain, left hemisphere - the cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum that controls the right half of the body
right brain, right hemisphere - the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the body
cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
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A theory, brought forth in the 1980's by US neurologists Norman Geschwind and Albert Galaburda, posits that testosterone delays the maturation of the left brain hemisphere during embryonic development.
In a second test, participants matched shapes on a computer screen in tasks that engaged either one brain hemisphere or both.
Birds that are literally half-asleep--with one brain hemisphere alert and the other snoozing--control which side of the brain remains awake, according to a new study of sleeping ducks.
Until now, this astonishing observation has been explained by the fact that the right brain hemisphere, which supports important functions of singing, remains intact.
Further studies are required to determine whether this is the molecular basis for the different clinical findings in patients with lesions in Broca's region either exclusively in the left or right brain hemisphere.
Twenty of the randomly assigned treatment group received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the brain hemisphere affected by the stroke and the other 20 received stimulation of the unaffected hemisphere.
Tasks that typically spark surges in electrical activity in one or the other brain hemisphere have no such effect among schizophrenic youngsters, Asarnow adds.
Over the past seven years, he and his co-workers have found that electrical activity in an infant's left brain hemisphere surges during positive emotions, while electrical activity in the right hemisphere greatly increases during negative emotions.
First, several studies of humans, cats and other animals have documented a remarkable recovery of most mental and physical abilities after removal of a brain hemisphere early in life.
The relationship between brain hemisphere functioning and ESP performance in the ganzfeld: A further look at right cerebral hemisphere dominance and psi abilities.
Coles debunks the explanations of neurological dysfunction, first proposed by Hinshelwood in the early 1900s, as well as the brain hemisphere dominance theory of Samuel Orton.
Most stroke survivors experience upper and lower extremity weakness on the side of their body opposite the brain hemisphere in which the stroke occurred.