The Parietal Lobe sits at the upper back area of the brain and includes the Inferior and Superior Parietal Lobules, the Precuneus, and the Somatosensory Cortex.
The Parietal Lobe processes information received from our touch, taste, and temperature senses, and also helps with language processing.
Damage to the Parietal Lobe can cause:
- Right-left confusion
- Difficulty with writing, math, or drawing
- Problems understanding spoken or written language
- Aphasia, or language disorders
- Problems finding their way
- Agnosia, or problems perceiving objects
- Lack of awareness of a body part
- Gaze control problems
- Difficulty with complex movements