Right-Brain Limbic Language and
Long-Lost Childhood Memories
The left cerebral hemisphere is associated with organizing and categorizing information into discrete temporal units. It also controls the sequencing of finger, hand, arm, and articulatory movements, and the perception and verbal labeling of material that can be coded linguistically or within a linear and sequential time frame.
The left brain is dominant in regard to most aspects of expressive and receptive linguistic functioning, including grammar, syntax, reading, writing, speaking, spelling, naming, verbal comprehension, and verbal memory. The left brain thinks in words and is very attentive to details and temporal-sequential organization, such as into first, second, and last.
Indeed, as already noted, within the left hemisphere one area largely controls the capacity to speak, and another region mediates the ability to understand speech and assists in imposing temporal‐ sequential order on everything that is heard and said. These regions are referred to as Broca's speech area (located along the lateral convexity of the left frontal lobe), the angular gyrus (in the left parietal lobe), and