Lobe functions in the cerebrum

Cerebrum, or “brain” in Latin, is the biggest part of the brain where things like judgment, decision, perception and imagination appear. The cerebral cortex, known as the surface of the cerebrum, in formed by six thin layers of neurons. You can find there about 10 billion neurons with about 50 trillion synapses!

The furthest lobe is the frontal lobe, known as forehead in Latin. This is the most important lobe from our cerebrum. He is responsible for planning and voluntary movement. The motor cortex is the place found at the end of the frontal lobe. It is known that the lowest portion from the motor cortex controls the muscles of the face and mouth and the portion near the head controls the muscles of the feet and legs.

The parietal lobe, or “wall” in Latin, includes an area named somatosensory cortex. Just like the motor cortex, the mouth and the face are near the temples and the feet and legs are close to the head.

Cerebrum Function

The temporal lobe, or “temple” in Latin, is situated at the side of the head and includes a special area named auditory cortex. Like the name says, this lobe is connect to the ears and is responsabile with the hearing.

The occipital lobe can be found at the back of the head and the lobe includes the visual cortex. His duties are to receive information from the eye and it is specialised in vision.

The cerebrum contains the following regions:

  • Cerebral cortex
  • Basal ganglia
  • Limbic System

We will talk about each part of cerebrum in a sparate article. Keep close 🙂

2 Comments to “Lobe functions in the cerebrum”

  1. Max 25 April 2013 at 8:31 am #

    What is the main function of temporal lobe?

  2. […] the occipital lobe is not separated by any internal structure, but rather by the occipital bone. Functionally speaking, it has the primary visual cortex, where optic information arrives from the lateral geniculate […]


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