Brain Parts

brain lobes map

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Frontal Lobe: most anterior, right under the forehead; the frontal lobe controls intellectual activities, such as the ability to organize, as well as personality, behavior, and emotional control.

Parietal Lobe: near the back and top of the head above the ears; the parietal lobe controls the ability to read, write, and understand spatial relationships.

Occipital Lobe: most posterior, at the back of the head; the occipital lobe controls sight.

Temporal Lobe: side of head above ears situated immediately behind and below the frontal lobes; the temporal lobe controls memory, speech and comprehension.

Brainstem: lower part of brain, leads to spinal cord; the brain stem contains nerve fibers that carry signals to and from all parts of the body. The brain stem also regulates body functions such as consciousness, fatigue, heart rate, and blood pressure. Damage to the stem can cause loss of consciousness, or concussion of the brain.

Cerebellum: located at the base of the skull it is a curved mass of nerve tissues that regulates balance and coordinates fine motor skills; it enables us to move quickly and smoothly.