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Frontal Lobe

The Frontal Lobe is the largest lobe of the in the human brain and is the most common region of injury in traumatic brain injury. The Frontal Lobe controls many functions we consider to make us human, including personality, decision-making, motor control, and working memory. It also processes information about the environment, memories, and emotions, and uses this information to make decisions.

Damage to the Frontal Lobe can cause a wider variety of symptoms than any other part of the brain, including:
- Paralysis
- Inability to plan multi-step tasks
- Loss of spontaneity interacting with others
- Broca's Aphasia
- Loss of thinking flexibility
- Attention defecits
- Mood fluctuations
- Difficulty problem-solving
- Disinhibition
- Reduced motivation
- Reduced awareness
- Changes in personality

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