left brain


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

Examples of left brain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Malinowski, 53, was left brain dead after being injured in a shootout with officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Amir Mahmoud, arkansasonline.com, 21 Mar. 2024 Rodriguez, the mother of a baby who was 5 months old at the time of the shooting, was left brain-dead for several days until she was removed from life support. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2023 Edward’s mother, left brain damaged by a freak accident, spends all day painting naked in the lounge, unable to connect with the present moment or remember anything about her children’s lives besides their names, and there’s something in Florence’s past. Sarah Raphael, refinery29.com, 25 June 2022 Your right brain is creative and your left brain is logical. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2017 His right brain is focused on finding a tougher challenge, while his left brain wants better angles for photos. John Thompson, Men's Health, 19 Oct. 2022 It’s about finding the right balance between the left brain and right brain. Michelle Bank, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 In the past month, researchers at New York University Langone Health transplanted pig hearts into two people who had recently suffered catastrophic heart failure and were left brain dead but remained on life support. Evan Bush, NBC News, 12 July 2022 Mazariegos was left brain dead and had blunt force injuries, fractured ribs and internal bleeding after the attack, according to investigators. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 26 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of left brain was in 1827

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“Left brain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left%20brain. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

left brain

: the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as analytic and logical thinking)
left-brained adjective
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