Brain hemispheres swap memories to help you see the big picture

Scientists observe how the halves of the brain keep us informed about everything everywhere.

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  • Each hemisphere of your brain stores memories of the visual input from your opposite side.
  • Your working memory needs information from both hemispheres for you to effectively function.
  • To keep us aware of what's all around us, each hemisphere copies relevant memories to the other side when your gaze shifts.
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