Stroke Hemispheres

Left Hemisphere

  • Spoken Language
  • Number Skills
  • Written Language
  • Reasoning
  • Scientific Functions
  • Right hand

Right Hemisphere

  • Music
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Art Awareness
  • Creativity
  • Insight
  • Left hand

The left side, or hemisphere, of the brain controls how the opposite (right side) of the body moves and feels, and is responsible for how well we can figure out problems with science, understanding what we read and what we hear people say, number skills such as adding and subtracting, and reasoning. The right side of the brain controls the movements and feelings on the left side of the body and is in charge of how artistic we are, including musical and creative talents.

Stroke Warning Signs

Don't Wait - Call 9-1-1 Immediately


Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary.

Trouble Speaking

Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary.

Vision Problems

Sudden trouble with vision, even if temporary.


Sudden severe and unusual headache.


Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.

Contact Us

Activate the internal stroke alert by calling 3333 if you are having any of these symptoms.