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What are the two main areas contained in the frontal lobe of the brain?
Primary motor cortex (precentral gyrus)and the
prefrontal cortex
What is the function of the primary motor cortex (precentral gyrus)?
Regulates movement of body by sending axons to the brainstem and spinal cord
What is the function of the prefrontal cortex?
Receives info from all sensory systems, 'contol centre'.
Working memory
What brain disorder is associated with the prefrontal cortex?
Korsakoffs syndrome
What is the result of damage to the prefrontal cortex?
damage causes people to lose social inhibition
What is the main brain area contained in the parietal lobe?
Primary somatosensory cortex
What is the function of the primary somatosensory cortex?
touch and pain
What is the result of damage to the parietal lobe?
attention deficits and spatial neglect
what is the function of the parietal lobe?
body sensations and sense of self
what is the function of the occipital lobe?
vision