There’s a beauty to studying difficult subjects, quite frankly. I’ve started late in my life but trust me – when you pick subjects that are interesting enough, it doesn’t feel like a struggle.
I’m learning to write and writing to earn, and as poetic as that sounds, my life is filled with new ideas every other day. I’ve not enjoyed myself as much as I am doing now.
So far, I’ve scored far above average, and it doesn’t look like my scores will drop any time soon (not boasting!) – the hardest part of the course is as good as over.
It’s like an awakening, of sorts, for me… for until now, it seemed as if getting an education seemed impossible.
The focus is mainly on regurgitating what was learnt on a sheet of paper instead of encouraging graduate students to use what they’ve learnt creatively. An approach that has had a lobotomizing effect on me until recently.
Putting me in the perfect position to describe brain lobes and their functions, don’t you think?
Brain Lobes and their Functions
Before we begin to describe the brain lobes and their functions, it must be said that one of the best ways to staying mentally active (and keep those brain lobes working) is through regular exercise as well as doing several things such learning languages, studying, trying your hand at puzzles and so on and so forth. Brain foods don’t hurt and neither does having plenty of oxygen.
Now there are four lobes that the brain is divided into namely the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobe. Of course, each of them are responsible for certain functions that we tend to take for granted.
So let’s look at the functions of the brain lobes:
#1: Frontal Lobe
Expressive language, higher level cognition, motor skills and reasoning are the main functions of the frontal lobe, which is located, quite obviously, at the front of the brain.
If this lobe is damaged, this can bring about changes in sexual habits, attention, socialization and an increase in risk-taking.
#2: Parietal Lobe
This lobe is responsible for processing tactile sensory information such as pressure, pain and touch and is located in the middle part of the brain. If this lobe is damaged, this can result in problems with language, an inability to control eye gaze as well as issues with verbal memory.
#3: Temporal Lobe
Located at the bottom part of the brain, this lobe is responsible for functions such as interpreting both sounds and languages that we hear as well as the formation of memories. If this part of the brain is damaged, this could lead to issues with language skills, speech perception and memory.
#4: Occipital Lobe
Located in the rear of the brain, this lobe is responsible for interpreting visual stimuli and information. However, if any damage is caused to this part of the brain, one will have problems with identifying colors as well as recognizing words and objects.
So, are there any benefits that you have found in pursuing regular mental activity? Is there anything else you like to add to the information shared about the brain lobes? Please feel free to share.