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Day: October 19, 2014
A Layperson’s guide to basic brain structure!
Following on from last week I thought it would be useful to start with a basic look at the “geography” of the brain and what is currently thought of as an overview of function.
I include here an image I drew so must first apologise if it is not completely in proportion… Do check out other images!
The view shown here shows the frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal lobes. It also shows the cerebellum (more on this in later blogs).
You probably already know that the brain has two hemispheres, left and right. The lobes are sub-divisions of the lobes and appear in both hemispheres
The primary responsibility of the occipital lobe is vision. Damage to this lobe leads to blindness in part of the visual field.
The parietal lobe deals with body sensations while the temporal lobe contributes to hearing and to complex aspects of vision.
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