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What is the parietal lobe and what is it's function?

What is the parietal lobe and what is it's function?

Part of brain: It is part of brain positioned above the occipital lobe and behind the frontal lobe. Its function is to integrate sensory information from the visual cortex. It includes infomation processing related to the sense of touch. So it is involved in visuospatial processing. It is also involved with language processing. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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I was wondering does the parietal lobe affect our sense of touch?

Integration center: Parietal lobe provides localization, timing, and integration of incoming brain data, and gives us perspective on the outside world. Regarding sense of touch, it allows simultaneous perspectives, and perception of location of the touch, including intensity of sensation. ...Read more

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Does the body lose all sensation if the parietal lobe stopped functioning?

Does the body lose all sensation if the parietal lobe stopped functioning?

NO !: All sensations are organized and responded by THALAMUS Only cortical sensation s are controlled by the parietal lobes ( 2 point discriminationn ,stereognosis i.e. the shape of objects ,also the weight of objects ) ...Read more

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What role does the dominant parietal lobe have in speech and speech formation?

What role does the dominant parietal lobe have in speech and speech formation?

Critical: Dominant speech pathways connect via the arcuate fasciculus, and connect expressive centers in frontal broca's area to receptive regions in the temporal lobe. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in temporal parietal lobe?

Sharp pain in temporal parietal lobe?

Impossible: You cannot have a pain in your temporal or parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. Whatever pain you're feeling, it's not in your brain tissue. ...Read more

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Do hemineglect, hemiplegia occur from damage to the parietal lobe?

Do hemineglect, hemiplegia occur from damage to the parietal lobe?

Yes: Contralateral weakness can be present. Sensation is altered on the same side, and pts have trouble localizing motion in time and space. Extinction phenomena occur, position sensation can be lost, the affected limb may not be recognized or even thought to be part of another person. ...Read more

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What is a small cyst in left parietal lobe of an uncertain significance?

Probably benign: Most likely an arachnoid cyst of no significance or consequence, but if there is concern, could repeat images as needed over time. ...Read more

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On an EEG- What does it mean if you had "longer than normal recovery from HV" and spikes & slowing in parietal lobe??

EEG Abnormal: Hi Nicole, It would help knowing why you had the EEG. I am not so worried about the "HV" recovery but the spikes and slowing in the left temporal lobe is not normal and suggests that you might have epilepsy or s structural brain lesion and should have an MRI of the brain. This should be discussed with your doctor. Hope that helps, -Dr Safdieh ...Read more

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Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?

Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?

Yikes : I guess if you have not had trouble with it in several years, it is unlikely to cause trouble now. What you are describing would be concerning for a displaced skull fracture, but again, it has been several years now since the accident. A ct skull would undoubtedly give more information and I would recommend you being seen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My son had a syncopal episode with a concussion. He had major swelling on the top of his head ( parietal lobe). He cannot smell/taste. Will it return?

My son had a syncopal episode with a concussion. He had major swelling on the top of his head ( parietal lobe). He cannot smell/taste. Will it return?

Should improve: If this was a concussion and there was no fracture of the cribiform plate, the loss of smell and taste is not uncommon nor is it unusual. This has a good chance of improving over time. It may take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more