• Question: What’s the point of the left side of the brain?, why not just have a central part instead of 2?

    Asked by neck1tee on 12 Apr 2024.
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      Karen Edwards answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      Very good question. I’m definitely not a neuroscientist or a proper biologist, but if you think about it, our bodies are symmetrical with left and ride arms, legs, eyes, nostrils, etc. Why would the brain be different?

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      Sinthu Thakur answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      Great question! So the brain has two hemispheres which each play a function. The left hemisphere controls speech, comprehension, arithmetic, and writing. The right hemisphere controls creativity, spatial ability, artistic, and musical skills. The corpus callosum is the central part which bridges the two hemispheres together. It helps communicate and send information from one hemisphere to another.