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Frontal Lobe (location)
Front of the brain.
Parietal Lobe (location)
Behind the frontal lobe
Occipital Lobe (location)
Back of the brain.
Temporal Lobe (location)
On the sides of the brain.
Bottom of the brain.
Frontal Lobe (purpose)
Reasoning, planning, parts of speech, emotions, problem solving, and movement
Parietal Lobe (purpose)
Perception of stimuli: touch, pressure, temperature, and pain
Occipital Lobe (purpose)
Temporal Lobe (purpose)
Perception and recognition of speech, hearing, and memory
Controls posture, movement, and balance.
the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla
controls language reception - a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe
Controls language expression - an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech.
brain area of the inferior temporal cortex that recognizes faces
due to lesion of inferior parietal lobe
on dominant hemisphere. constellation of problems including agraphia, acalculia, right-left confusion, and finger agnosia (can't recognize finger).
a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
A threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body.
A junction where information is transmitted from one neuron to the next.
the 8 bones that surround your brain, also known as the brain case
bones of the face