Axia College MaterialAppendix EHemispheres of the BrainOur 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 HEMISPHERERIGHT HEMISPHEREPSY 240The left brain hemisphere processes information from parts to the whole, taking pieces of data in an orderly arrangement before drawing conclusions. It's the side of the brain that functions in rational thinking, rather than intuition. This left side of the brain works with definite and established information, solving problems logically and sequentially. Left-brain people examine parts and analyze differences. Leading planned and structured existences, they do better at multiple-choice tests than essays.Rational•Responds to verbal instructions•Problem solves by logically and sequentially looking at the parts of things•Looks at differences•
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