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What part of the brain is involved in planning and impulse control?

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Jin Packard
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Frontal lobe

Recent studies, and the case of phineas gage in 1848, show frontal lobe is important in controlling overall impulsivity.
But, patients with temporal lobe epilepsy can also be impulsive. Overall chemical levels, such as testosterone and serotonin, can also be linked to mood disturbances with impulsive component. Lastly, genetics also plays a factor. Still many unknowns.

In brief: Frontal lobe

Recent studies, and the case of phineas gage in 1848, show frontal lobe is important in controlling overall impulsivity.
But, patients with temporal lobe epilepsy can also be impulsive. Overall chemical levels, such as testosterone and serotonin, can also be linked to mood disturbances with impulsive component. Lastly, genetics also plays a factor. Still many unknowns.
Jin Packard
Jin Packard
Answer assisted by Jin Packard, Medical Student
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Frontal

The frontal lobe embodies learned and complex social inhibitions.
When it is damaged, primitive reactions can be "dis inhibited" as in alzheimer's -- or intoxication.

In brief: Frontal

The frontal lobe embodies learned and complex social inhibitions.
When it is damaged, primitive reactions can be "dis inhibited" as in alzheimer's -- or intoxication.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery

In brief: Complex answer

The brain is a complex organ that depends on many working parts.
The temporal lobe is important in memory while the parietal lobe is important in putting information together and planning out an action. Fiber tracts connect the various lobes of the brain to make it work.

In brief: Complex answer

The brain is a complex organ that depends on many working parts.
The temporal lobe is important in memory while the parietal lobe is important in putting information together and planning out an action. Fiber tracts connect the various lobes of the brain to make it work.
Dr. Clarence Watridge
Dr. Clarence Watridge
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