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left/right hemispheres of the brain/laterality

Neurological research has demonstrated laterality in the performance of cognitive tasks by the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The left hemisphere (dominant in right-handed persons) translates perceptions into logical and syntactical representations, that is, it is specialized for verbal and analytic tasks, for language, and for language - bound thought. The right hemisphere (nondominant in right - handed persons) translates perceptions into logical and syntactical representations, that is, it is specialized for verbal and analytic tasks, for the comprehension of complex associations, patterns, forms, and structures. These different functions (left hemisphere = analytical - dissection; right hemisphere = synthetic - holistic) correspond to modalities of analogue/digital communication).
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Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)