### What are the primary functions of the left and the right hemispheres?

Left hemisphere functionsRight hemisphere functionsnumerical computation (exact calculation, numerical comparison, estimation) left hemisphere only: direct fact retrieval[18][19]numerical computation (approximate calculation, numerical comparison, estimation)[18][19]language: grammar/vocabulary, literal[20]language: intonation/accentuation, prosody, pragmatic, contextual[20] right hemisphere: ability to discern abstract patterns; ability to comprehend