The right hemisphere: controls muscle on left side of body, musical and artistic awareness, space and pattern perception, recognition of faces, emotional content of facial expressions, generating emotional content of language, generating mental images to compare spatial relationships, and identifying odors. (Tortora, Gerard J. and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 10th Edition. p 477. NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.)

Studies of patients who have undergone “split brain” surgery: the right hemisphere is superior when it comes to coping with the novel and unvamiliar, especially when there are no clues how to respond. It functions as a generalist, a jack of all trades, trying many approaches to a problem until it finds one that fits. (Restak, Richard, MD. The Brain has a Mind of its Own. p 36-40. NY: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1991.)

Right hemisphere: interest in gestalt, integrates component parts, relational, constructional, pattern seeking, simultaneous and parallel processing, spatial, visuo-spatial. (Williams, Linda. Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind. p 26. CA: Touchstone Books: 1986.)

Portions of the right brain do not mature emotionally beyond four or five years of age. (Wonder, Jacquelyn, and Priscilla Donovan. Whole Brain Thinking. p 121. NY: Ballantine Books, 1984.)

Harvard-trained neuroanatomist, Dr Jill Taylor: the right hemisphere is egoless, intuitional, and time-transcendent. Comparatively put, the left brain is the function of ‘Mind’ whilst the right brain is the function of ‘Heart.’ (Nirvana and the Right Brain.)

Right hemisphere specializes in recognition of faces, music, visual tasks, perception of spatial relationships, and processing of emotion. Study: was unable to use “language” in the testing. (Durden-Smith, Jo, and Diane deSimone. Sex and the Brain.p 48-52. NY: Arbor House Publishing, 1983.)

Bisociation is a process of thinking by appearance for multiple meanings, that utilize right hemispheric processes. It includes a mixing of visual physiognomies from two contexts or categories that are normally considered separate for the formation of meaningful and creative metaphoric analogies. Source.

Although the hemispheres don’t function in isolation from each other (unless the corpus callosum is missing), the right hemisphere is specialized for working with images over words. (Restak, Richard, MD. The New Brain. p 72-73. PA: Rodale, 2003.)

The right hemisphere has rich connections with the action brain layer and the emotional brain layer, and is involved in new learning. Once established, the left hemisphere tends to take over. (Pearce, Joseph Chilton. The Biology of Transcendence.p 36-38. VT: Park Street Press, 2002.)

The right hemisphere governs the left side of the body. (Brothers, Joyce, PhD. What Every Woman Should Know About Men. p 29-33. NY: Ballantine Books 1981.)

The right hemisphere is better at perceiving the whole picture by synthesizing and attending to general configurations. It engages in parallel processing that involves many operations going on at the same time. (Restak, Richard, MD. Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot. p 86-88. NY: Harmony Books, 2001.)

The right hemisphere deals with spatial relations and the overall picture. (Moir, Anne, and David Jessel. Brain Sex, the Real Difference Between Men & Women. p 38-40. NY: Carol Publishing Group, 1989, 1991.)

The right hemisphere is skilled at detecting the emotional component of every situation (e.g., evaluates voice tones, body movement, facial expression). (Restak, Richard, MD. Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot. p 164-168. NY: Harmony Books, 2001.)

The right brain is dreamier; it processes things in a holistic way rather than breaking them down, and it is more involved with sensory perception than abstract cognition. It “gets” the joke, in that it registers the dislocation in the logic that is the hallmark of more formal humor. It helps find you way around in space, recognizing familiar faces, grasping the whole. (Carter, Rita, Ed. Mapping the Mind. p 10, 37. CA: University of California Press, 1998.)

The right hemisphere tends to grasp the wholeness of the world spatially through feelings. (Newberg, Andrew, MD., and Mark Robert Waldman. Why We Believe What We Believe. p 67. NY: Free Press, 2006.)

The right hemisphere appears to contribute something to language (e.g., some comprehension, emotional intonation, metaphor, some qualities of humor). (Springer, Sally p., and Georg Deutsch. Left Brain, Right Brain. p 180-181. NY: W.H. Freeman and Co., 1997.)

The right hemisphere is better at understanding spatial relationships, can see how parts of something go together to form a whole, and tends to process information all at once. (Bricklin, Mark, et al. Positive Living and Health. p 50-52. PA: Rodale Press, 1990.)

The right hemisphere controls left side of the body (e.g., right-hemisphere stroke can cause speech problems). (On the Brain newsletter. p 2-3. CA: 2005.

Those with dominance in the right hemisphere are usually easily hypnotized and sometimes are even affected when someone else is the subject. (Whole Brain Thinking. Jacquelyn Wonder & Priscilla Donovan. p 116. Ballentine Books, 1984.)

There is an area in the temporal lobe of the right hemisphere that appears to be able to produce intense feelings of spiritual transcendence, combined with a sense of some mystical presence. Such feelings have been elicited in otherwise unreligious people by stimulating this area. After all, if God exists, it figures He must have created us with some biological mechanism with which to apprehend Him. (Carter, Rita, Ed. Mapping the Mind. p 19-20. CA: University of California Press, 1998.)

Spirituality, although difficult to describe, relates to functions of the right hemisphere (as compared with “proclamation” that involves left-hemisphere functions). (Benson, Herbert, MD, with William Proctor. Your Maximum Mind. p 195-198. NY: Avon Books, 1987.)

Writers who are right brained write to tell stories or describe something (real or imagined) and are often very creative, but typically lack editing ability. (Wonder, Jacquelyn, and Priscilla Donovan. Whole Brain Thinking. p 171. NY: Ballantine Books, 1984.)

The right hemisphere is more in touch with the emotional feeling centers in the limbic system. It likely generates alpha brain waves. (Healy, Jane M., PhD. Your Child’s Growing Mind. p 324-325, 335-336. NY: Doubleday, 1987, 1989.)

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