Left Hemisphere

The Left Hemisphere

Left Cerebral Hemisphere Functions

Left Parietal Temporal Cortex

Primary Sensory Functions

Sensation of right body
Perception of right visual field
Appreciation of sound from right ear

Cognitive Functions

Language Skills:

Praxias - command type
Emotional Functions
Denial, oppositional, non-compliance, and hostile anger (mania)
Obsessions and compulsions
"Learned" pessimism and negativity
Pedantic, rigid responses
Rationalization

Attentional Functions

Attentiveness to right space
Minor role in vigilance (tonic state)

Left Frontal Lobe Functions

Fundamental movement of right body
Right voluntary gaze
Clarity of verbal thought (freedom from auditory-verbal hallucinations and delusions)