Why the left hemisphere of the brain understands language better than the right

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:50 in Psychology & Sociology

Nerve cells in the brain region planum temporale have more synapses in the left hemisphere than in the right hemisphere -- which is vital for rapid processing of auditory speech, according to new research. There has already been ample evidence of left hemisphere language dominance; however, the underlying processes on the neuroanatomical level had not yet been fully understood.

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