Cerebral asymmetry - Definition

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Cerebral asymmetry is the functional disequilibrium between the two brain hemispheres. Even if they are of almost identical size, the two hemispheres are not used in the same way and have different functions. The left hemisphere controls the right side of the body, distinguishes writing and words, and is the center of verbal memory, writing, and arithmetic. The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body, decodes facial expressions and emotions, helps verbalize emotions, manages the sense of touch, evaluates distances and memorizes all that is not verbal.