As a physics student with very little understanding of biology, in a course about physics foundations diagnostic techniques I have come up with this question. I don't even know if it does make sense or not; in the latter case, please excuse me.
As far as I know, in the human brain the right hemisphere controls the motion of the left side of the body, while the left hemisphere controls the right side. Moreover, the part related to sight is on the back of the brain.
To me, it seems that there is a sort of opposition between the part of the body considered and the area of the brain that have to control it. Is this statement right? Only for human beings or also for animals? Are there any exception to this sort of pattern (if there is anyone)? Is there a logical reason to the fact that we show this characteristic and it couldn't be different from how it is?