• Carolina Brain Center, PC, Chiropractors D.C., Raleigh, NC

Right Hemisphere of Brain

Normal Functions of Right Hemisphere of Brain

Nonverbal communication
Math reasoning
Reading comprehension
Spatial cognition, feeling your own body, proprioception
Attention
Self-Control, impulsive behavior
Seeing the big picture, global coherence
Facial recognition
Social skills
Withdrawal behavior
Stopping any activity,
May also control fear anxiety
Novel (new) things are right brain
Immune suppression
Low frequency sound and light
Gross motor, eyes, posture, big muscles, rhythm

Under Activation

Can cause the following:
Poor spatial orientation
Inappropriate social behavior
Miss big picture
Cannot reflect on own mental processes
Poor nonverbal communication skills
Poor attention
Impulsivity
Perseverative behavior and movements
Poor reading comprehension and pragmatic skills
Overactive immune response (auto-immunity)
Poor gross-motor skills and development
Poor math reasoning
Anxiety

Possible Diagnoses

Autism
Asperger’s
ADHD
Tourettes
OCD