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right brain

n.
The cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum, controlling activities on the left side of the body and, in humans, usually controlling perception of spatial and nonverbal concepts.

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n.
the right cerebral hemisphere, controlling activity on the left side of the body: in humans, usu. showing specialization for spatial and nonverbal concepts. Compare left brain.
[1975–80]
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Noun1.right brain - the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the bodyright brain - the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the body
cerebral hemisphere, hemisphere - either half of the cerebrum
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