25 Facts about the lobes of the brain

Monday, December 18, 2017

Brain Facts

1. The top part of the brain is called the cerebrum and is separated into four main lobes.

2. The four lobes of the brain are the temporal, parietal, occipital, and frontal lobe.
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3. The temporal lobe helps us process sounds, in other words, helps us hear.

4. The temporal lobe also helps with balance.

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5. The temporal lobe helps with memory and blends memories with taste, sight, and touch.

  6. The temporal lobe receives information from the ears and converts this information into a language.

7. The temporal lobe works with the hippocampus to help preserve long-term memories.

8. The temporal lobe helps you understand language.

9. The parietal lobe is called the “association lobe” and communicates with other lobes.

10. The parietal lobe is where information such as taste, temperature, and touch are integrated, or processed.

11. The parietal lobe is found between the occipital lobe and the frontal lobe.

12. The parietal lobe helps process our sense of touch.

13. The parietal lobe helps with our spatial awareness which helps us read maps.

14. The parietal lobe helps you determine your left from the right.

15. The occipital lobe is responsible for processing your vision.

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16. The occipital lobe is the smallest of the four lobes.

The occipital lobe is found at the back of the brain.

17. The occipital lobe is divided into several visual regions.

18. The occipital lobe helps you read.

19. The frontal lobe is responsible for the executive function which includes memory, impulse control, emotions, planning, and organization.

20. The frontal lobe is found at the front of the brain.

21. The frontal lobe is the largest of the four lobes.

22. You can think of the frontal lobe as the “ thinking lobe.”

23. The frontal lobe controls some movement.

24. The brain stem controls the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body, and it also controls basic body functions such as breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.

25. The brain has "plasticity" which means it can change and reshape over time.


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