2015 Speech and Language

Lateralization of cortical function

Critical Fact Icon Some cortical functions are performed predominantly by the left hemisphere and some by the right. Preferred handedness is NOT ALWAYS correlated with the localization of language function, and the exact location of language areas varies from person to person.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS

Analysis of
right visual field
Analysis of
left visual field
Right hand stereognosis
Left hand stereognosis

Positive emotions

Recognition of emotion

Negative emotions

Grammar and syntax
Prosody
Writing
Spatial abilities
(face recognition, for example)
Speech
Rudimentary speech
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