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left brain Syllabification: left brain

Definition of left brain in English:


The left-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought.
Example sentences
  • The left-brain association with tool use was strengthened by studies of two people who previously had the nerve fibers connecting their left and right hemispheres surgically severed to control severe epilepsy.
  • Collier thinks the contest is between right-brain and left-brain thinking; he has pointed out that all of them are left-handed, while the other team is all right-handed.
  • A viewer certainly doesn't have to be a mathematical expert to appreciate what it offers, although those with a strong left-brain component may relate better to John Nash than right-brainers.


Pronunciation: /ˈleft ˌbrānd/
Example sentences
  • Nearly everyone has by now been introduced to the concept of left-brained and right-brained thinking.
  • Maybe I am strongly left-brained, but experience has made me look for a more balanced perspective.
  • He's convinced that it's because I'm left-brained and tend to analyze everything in order to learn these skills.
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