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Neuroscience Topic of the Week for June 12, 2023

Meet the 4 lobes of the human brain!

The human brain consists of 4 lobes, each responsible for different functions. Below is a simple, graphical representation of the brain:

Picture of Human Brain

The 4 lobes are:


Frontal- manages thinking, emotions, personality, judgment, self-control, and muscle control.

Parietal- processes sensations of touch and assembles sensory information.

Temporal- responsible for sensory processing, emotions, language ability, and memory.

Occipital- your brain's visual processing abilities.


Frontal- located at the front of the brain.

Parietal- the middle section of the brain.

Temporal- on the sides and bottom section of the brain.

Occipital- this is the rear portion of the brain

Pop Quiz Time

On a separate piece of paper answer the following questions below (or answer them mentally) Try not to look at the material! When you're done, don't forget to drink your H2O!

  1. What are the 4 lobes of the human brain?
  2. Which lobe is located at the back of your head?
  3. Your parietal lobe is responsible for your visual processing. True or False?
  4. Which lobe manages your cognitive thinking and judgment?

A glance at next week's topic!

In Neuroscience, you can't have the brain without the spine! So, we'll provide a general overview on our lengthy spine! Below is a stuctural picture of the human spine:

Picture of human spine

This picture of the human spine depicts the four spinal regions located in our body. These regions are cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and the sacrum. Each region also has their own respective levels. See the table below:

Spine region number Region Number of levels
1 Cervical 7
2 Thoracic 12
3 Lumbar 5
4 Sacrum 5

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1.MD-health's website on lobes of the brain

2. Verywellmind's website about brain anatomy