Brain Lobe Function


Left Hemisphere: The functions of the left hemisphere of the brain include: positive mood, logical sequential processing, detail oriented, language abilities, word retrieval, reading, math, science, problem solving, verbal memory.


Right Hemisphere: The functions of the right hemisphere of the brain include: episodic memory, encoding, social awareness, eye contact, music, humor, empathy, spatial awareness, art, insight, intuition, non-verbal memory, seeing the whole picture.


Image: Frontal Lobe


Frontal Lobes

The frontal lobes are important for working memory, concentration, planning, organization, positive emotions, and social awareness.


Problems with the frontal lobe can cause depression, anxiety, anger, and problems with attention and memory.



Image: Temporal Lobe

Temporal Lobes

Left hand: word recognition, reading, language, memory.

Right hand: object recognition, music, social cues, facial recognition


Problems associated with temporal lobe problems include anger, rage, dyslexia, poor long-term memory, poor word finding, panic attacks, autism, mania, schizophrenia.


Image: Parietal Love


Parietal Lobes

Parietal lobe function includes complex pattern recognition, mathematics, drawing, and handwriting. The parietal lobe integrates sensory information from the body giving sense of touch. The parietal lobe also integrates sensory information from our body with visual information from our eyes.

Problems with the pariental lobe are associated with learning disabilities in areas of math, writing, and reading. Problems with drawing, constructing things, verbal memory, memory of numbers, getting lost easily may also occur.

Image: Cingulate Gyrus


Cingulate Gyrus

Function: mental flexibility, cooperation, attention, motivation, morals

Problems with the cingulate gyrus can cause obsessions, compulsions, tics, perfectionism, worry, ADHD.



Image: Occipital Lobe


Occipital Lobes

Functions: visual learning, reading


Problems with the occipital lobes include vision loss, hallucinations, learning disabilities, headaches, dizziness. 


Image: Deep Limbic System


Deep Limbic System

Functions include regulation of appetite, sleep, emotions, bonding, sexual drive.


Problems with the deep limbic system include negative emotional tone, depression, irritability, low motivation, insomnia.