dominant hemisphere


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dominant hemisphere

[′däm·ə·nənt ′hem·ə‚sfir]
(physiology)
The cerebral hemisphere which controls certain motor activities; usually the left hemisphere in right-handed individuals.
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Mechanisms of language recovery after brain injury to the dominant hemisphere seem to be relatively stereotyped.
These results showed that knowing an individual's preferred handedness it is not sufficient to determine their dominant hemisphere for language.
If the dominant hemisphere is involved there may be an associated speech deficit.
Analysis of changes in coherence in separate EEG spectral bands in transition to somnolence states showed that the evening out of inter-hemisphere asymmetry occurred primarily as a result of a decrease in the predominance in the background of the combination of alpha- and beta-bands in the dominant hemisphere.
The concept of a dominant hemisphere may help them better understand their own individual thinking style and the way they solve problems.
Early surgery in young children may also improve chances of the transfer of neurologic function to the good hemisphere, especially when speech is at stake because of involvement of the dominant hemisphere.