What is the right hemisphere responsible for?
Interhemispheric asymmetry is one of the mainfeatures of the organization of the brain of man and animals, which manifests itself not only in morphology, but also in the special organization of mental processes. This feature determines the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres, according to which the right and left hemispheres are responsible for various mental processes.
In this article, we will explain what the right hemisphere is responsible for, as well as what problems can arise in a person with dysfunctions of the right hemisphere.
The right hemisphere - images and intuition
The right hemisphere is responsible foremotional-sensual and intuitive perception of reality, and information processes, based on images. Accordingly, it is responsible for the imagination. In creative people, the right hemisphere is more developed. As far as speech is concerned, the right hemisphere takes on facial expressions and intonations.
People who have a more developed right hemisphere,than the left, as a rule, very emotional, prefer creative and humanitarian sciences to the exact, love to live according to intuition, believe in mystical and esoteric ideas, hate planning and work with figures.
Model of consciousness by Grinder
John Grinder, co-author of neurolinguisticprogramming, defined the right hemispheric model of consciousness as intuitive, chaotic, non-abstract, non-verbal, based on fantasy and timeless.
Nerve endings of the right hemisphere
The right hemisphere consists of the so-calledwhite substance, and the left - from gray. This fact means that the right hemisphere is as though diluted, and its nerve endings are longer. They (the nerve endings of the right hemisphere) are responsible for the actions and coordination of the left side of the body.
Right hemisphere dysfunction
In the emotional-volitional sphere, the dysfunction of the righthemisphere is manifested in always high spirits, a reduced level of criticism and motivation for activity. As for the sphere of perception, dysfunction leads to ignoring one half of the space. In addition, the patient with right hemisphere dysfunction is less time-oriented.
It should also be added that, since the right and left hemispheres often work "in conjunction", dysfunction of the right hemisphere can cause violations of reactions for which the left responds.
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