Left Brain Function

The brain is divided into two hemispheres. In most cases, the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and the right side of the body controls the left side of the brain.

Characteristics of the Left Brain

The left side of the brain is known for:

  • Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other uses of language
  • Memory for written and spoken messages
  • Ability to analyze information
  • Controlling the right side of the body

Result of Damage to the Left Brain

Damage to the left side of the brain can result in difficulty speaking and writing, cognitive issues such as memory problems and the ability to analyze, as well as emotional and physical problems. Left brain damage generally results in problems on the right side of the body.