The Functions of the Four Lobes of the Brain

 

Human brain in x-ray view
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Our brains are made up of two hemispheres, the right and the left. Covering these hemispheres, is a thin surface layer of interconnected neural cells called the cerebral cortex. It is your brains thinking crown, your body’s ultimate control and information-processing center. The cerebral cortex is divided into four sections, or lobes.¬†They include the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, and temporal lobe.

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The frontal lobe is the portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead. It is involved in speaking and muscle movements, as well as making plans and judgments. This area is best described as the control center of the brain.

Next, the parietal lobe is the portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear. This receives sensory input for touch and body position.

The Occipital lobe is the portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head. This area receives information from the visual fields and is associated with vision processing.

The forth lobe, the temporal lobe, is the portion of the cerebral cortex laying roughly above the ears. This includes the auditory areas, each receiving information primarily from the opposite ear.

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