Lecture 10 02/20/2014
Frontal Lobe“Executive” decisions; what to do with your immediate life; concentration.
Planning and decision making; better/best; what makes you, you; higher functions; ordered thinking,
working memory; coherence and attention; motor control command center.
Parietal Lobereceives the most sensory information and monitors the sensory information
Understands the information and makes associations; forming a context to what you see and hear; touch
and somatosensory inputs go primarily to the parietal lobe (McGurk effect)
Occipital Lobevisual processing; visual cortex
Thalamus routes visual information to the visual cortex so you need the occipital lobe to see, but you need
something to tell you what you’re seeing▯which connects to the other parts of the brain.