The human brain is divided into two equal halves. Each half can be
functionally divided into four main "lobes". Each lobe is responsible
for processing different types of stimuli and thought.
The temporal lobes deal primarily with memory functions. The dominant
temporal lobe is specialized for verbal (word-based) memory and the
names of objects. We rely upon our non-dominant temporal lobe for our
memory of visual (non-verbal) material, such as faces, scenes,
The parietal lobe plays important roles in integrating sensory
information from various parts of the body, knowledge of numbers and
their relations, and in the manipulation of objects
The visual cortex is located in the occipital lobe. The occipital
lobe is responsible for one’s ability to see and interpret sight.
The cerebellum is located under the cortex in the rear of the brain.
It is responsible for the control of many "automatic" functions,
like breathing, and balance among other functions. It is not
involved in higher thought processes, and is usually not included in
output illustrations from Sands Research.
The frontal lobes have been found to play a part in impulse control,
judgment, language production, working memory, motor function, sexual
behavior, socialization, and spontaneity. The frontal lobes assist in
planning, coordinating, controlling, and executing behavior.