Definition of cerebral dominance in US English:

cerebral dominance


  • The normal tendency for one side of the brain to control particular functions, such as handedness and speech.

    • ‘Significantly, in the handedness-discordant twin pairs, 7 of the 13 LH twins developed right cerebral dominance.’
    • ‘Cowritten with Albert M. Galaburda, it presents his bold theory of left-handedness and brain development, exploring as no other current study has done the biology behind cerebral dominance or the specialization of the left and right sides of the brain for different functions.’
    • ‘Following the early studies in cerebral dominance, these researchers and many others continued to expand the research frontier in stuttering, turning to investigations of that included.’