St. Jude is spotlighting brain tumors recently, and posted some resources for families. If you are interested, there are two interactive slide shows: Basic Neuroanatomy Diagrams and Neurology Exam Tutorial. In the exam slideshow, you can see that many of the noninvasive diagnostic tools are no help in determining the neurological function on a baby (like identifying smells). In the diagram, Scarlett has very little left brain, so the right has (or will, we hope) take over many of the roles of the left brain.
I also found some advertisements that made me smile. They are from Mercedes, and point out the difference between left and right brain processing. Our doctors have prepared us (as much as they can, which is not much) for Scarlett to be a right-brain dominant person. They anticipate that, which injuries like hers, she may have trouble with logical processes and functions, like math. However, functions like creativity are likely not damaged. It is likely that her right brain will adapt many of the left brain processes for itself to help her function; particularly, language. Some clever advertisers came up with this:
When I was looking at those, I found these as well:
It's not as black and white (or gray vs. colored) as these, but I can't help but wonder what her brain will be capable of doing as it shapes her world using the right brain functions. Who needs math, anyway?