Cerebral hemisphere

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The cerebral hemisphere describes the two bi-laterally quasisymmetric regions of the brain that are separated by the median plane. The two hemispheres are usually referred to as the right hemisphere and left hemisphere. The two hemispheres are connected by the corpus callosum.

The symmetry of the brain is only apparent: the hemisphere have different functions.


  • Martin, JH (2003). Neuroanatomy text and atlas 3rd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Kandel, ER; Schwartz JH, Jessell TM (2000). Principles of Neural Science, 4th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-8385-7701-6.
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