Appendix E and CheckPoint Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality

Appendix E and CheckPoint Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality

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Checkpoint:Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality Appendix E Hemispheres of the Brain Our brain is divided into two main hemispheres, the left and the right. Each hemisphere is dominant in certain functions. Click either the left or the right hemisphere of the brain below and fill in the hemisphere’s appropriate functions. LEFT HEMISPHERE RIGHT HEMISPHERE PSY 240 Language sounds Speech Reading Words Letters Complex movement Ipsilateral movement Verbal Memory Finding meaning in memories Writing Arithmetic Faces Geometric Patterns Emotional Expression Non-language sounds Music Tactile patterns Braille Movement in spatial patterns Nonverbal memory Perceptual aspects of memories Emotional content Mental rotation of shapes Geometry Direction Distance
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One test of cerebral lateralization is a sodium amytal test. This test usually given to patients before they go in for neurosurgery to avoid damaging parts of the cortex that are involved in language. One side of the brain hemisphere is anesthetized with sodium
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