right brain

noun

: the right cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (such as creativity and intuitive thinking)
right-brained adjective

Examples of right brain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, our right brains were satisfied with the Passat in hard, cold, objective terms, and our left brains were smitten with its character and personality. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 Talking about the balance between heart and logic, or emotion and scientific thinking — that kind of left brain/right brain dichotomy. Ryan Reed, Spin, 15 Aug. 2023 Traditionally this difference has been simplified in terms of ‘left brain’ versus ‘right brain’ thinkers. Mark Soares, Rolling Stone, 12 July 2023 For instance, among strongly left-handed people, a higher number use parts of their right brain for language processing. Kate Golembiewski, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2022 Dogs show asymmetric tail-wagging responses to different emotive stimuli-the outcome of different activation of left and right brain structures controlling tail movements to the right and left side of the body. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2016 The creative right brain will be needed to communicate a consistent image that is innovative and, at the same time, reflects the heritage of the brand, which is prestigious, exclusive and aspirational. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023 Your right brain is creative and your left brain is logical. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2017 The pop psychology notion of a left brain and a right brain doesn’t capture their intimate working relationship. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right brain was in 1970

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“Right brain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20brain. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

right brain

noun
: the right cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as creativity and intuitive thinking)
right-brained adjective
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