Brain Function

Skills and Functions Associated With The Lobes of The Brain

Parietal Lobe

  • Tactile perception (touch)
  • Academic skills
  • Sensory awareness
  • Somatosensory functions
  • Awareness of spatial relations
  • Getting lost frequently
  • Object naming problems
  • Right/left confusion
  • Math difficulties
  • Coordination problems
  • Inability to focus visual attention
  • Sensory confusion
  • Lack of awareness of body parts

Frontal Lobe

  • Executive function
  • Attention & concentration
  • Emotional/impulse control
  • Social behavior control
  • Judgment
  • Problem solving
  • Insight and empathy
  • Expressive language
  • Motor integration
  • Voluntary Movement
  • Personality
  • Attention/focus problems
  • Loss of cognitive reserve
  • Cognitive fatigue
  • Personality changes
  • Easily distractible
  • Loss of spontaneity
  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Loss of verbal expression
  • Uncontrollable emotions
  • Disorganization
  • Confusion

Occipital Lobe

  • Visual perception
  • Visual input
  • Reading
  • Difficulty locating objects
  • Difficulty identifying colors
  • Light sensitivity
  • Hallucinations & distortions
  • Difficulties reading & writing
  • Inability to recognize object movements
  • Vision defects

Temporal Lobe

  • Memory
  • Receptive language
  • Language comprehension
  • Musical awareness
  • Sequencing skills
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Disturbed selective attention
  • Memory loss
  • Change in sexuality
  • Persistent talking
  • Difficulty finding words
  • Difficulty identifying & categorizing objects
  • Difficulty recognizing faces & locating objects

Cerebellum

  • Balance & equilibrium
  • Inputs to cognition & language
  • Coordination of voluntary movement
  • Loss of the ability to walk
  • Inability to make rapid movements
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Concentration problems
  • Language problems
  • Inability to grasp objects
  • Tremors and/or dizziness
  • Slurred speech

Brain Stem

  • Level of alertness
  • Integrate visual & spatial pathways
  • Autonomic nervous system (heart rate, breathing, temp, etc)
  • Decreased breathing capacity
  • Possible visual/spatial difficulties
  • Problems with balance & movement
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Sleeping difficulties

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