Our group, consisting of Jennifer, Paola, Stephanie, and Jackie, decided to research the parietal lobe of the brain. The Parietal lobe is located near the center of the brain. To be more precise, it’s behind the frontal lobe and behind the occipital lobe. We use the parietal lobe everyday, all the time. The parietal lobe is mostly responsible for the processing of pain in the body, temperature, processing touch and pressure senses (it also determines navigation). Another way of explaining is that in a sense, the parietal lobes “pull it altogether” so that everything is understandable. You need all of these functions to work properly every day and to also be safe. Without these functions you probably wouldn’t be aware to what happened around you.
The Sub-components of the parietal lobe include, the primary taste area, this is the main cerebral areas that receive the sensory information. The primary somatosensory which receives nerve impulses from touch, pressure, vibration, itch, tickle, temperature, and pain you can recognize. This can be important in the every day life. The somatosensory association area allows you to determine the exact shape and texture of an object by feeling, the parietal lobe processing.
Damage to the parietal lobe can cause agnosia and apraxia. Damage to the parietal lobe can also cause word blindness (otherwise known as alexia) with writing impairment as well (called agraphia). If the right parietal lobe is damaged, it can impair your dressing and washing skills. It can even go as far as causing the person to neglect the opposite side of the body, to the extent of not recognizing their own limbs.