right brain

noun

Definition of right brain

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

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Other Words from right brain

right-brained \ ˈrīt-​ˈbrānd How to pronounce right-brained (audio) \ adjective

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For instance, empathy, creativity, and intuition—often considered right brain skills—are obviously essential qualities to a person inclined toward integrating social impact into their values. Kathy Bloomgarden, Fortune, "How Purpose-Driven Companies Address Business’s Greatest Challenges," 19 June 2019 Ah, to enjoy Myles without counting syllables Left-right brain movement -- C. Rucker *** Follow James Freeman on Twitter. James Freeman, WSJ, "The American Wage Boom," 31 Oct. 2018 Animals process threatening stimuli in their right brain-hemisphere, using their left eye, so the direction of the horse's gaze revealed their read of the photograph. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "Horses Can Read and Remember People's Emotions," 29 Apr. 2018 The left brain and the right brain were both incredibly full. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "As ‘Angels’ spins forward, original Harper looks back," 13 Apr. 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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right brain

noun

Medical Definition of right brain

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

Other Words from right brain

right-brained \ -​ˈbrānd How to pronounce right-brained (audio) \ adjective

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