Stroke: Areas of the Brain

We look at the different areas of the brain that can be affected by stroke.

Brain stroke affects the left brain and right brain functions.


About the Brain

The brain has two sides (right and left) and is divided into several areas that control different functions.

The location of the brain damage will determine the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Right brain stroke affects the left side of the body and left brain stroke affects the right side of the body. 

Left Brain Functions:

  • Movement and sensation of right side of body
  • Understanding and expressing language
  • Reading and writing
  • Vision on the right side

Right Brain Functions:

  • Movement and sensation of left side of body
  • Face and object recognition
  • Body awareness
  • Vision on the left side

Your doctors may describe the location of your stroke. Here are the different parts of the brain.

  • Temporal Lobe
  • Frontal Lobe
  • Parietal Lobe
  • Occipital Lobe
  • Cerebellum
  • Brainstem

Stroke can occur in different parts of the brain 


Learning About Stroke:

For more on stroke, go to StrokeHub.

Download the HealthHub app on Google Play or Apple Store to access more health and wellness advice at your fingertips.

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Stroke: Areas of the Brain

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