Frontal lobe injury
is caused by a number of conditions such as trauma, meningitis
, or even prolonged lack of oxygen
, such as in drowning. The frontal lobe
is an extremely vulnerable spot to injury due to its location at the front of the brain, and even minor trauma, such as a concussion
, can cause permanent, irreversible damage. Because the frontal lobes are responsible for human behaviour and emotional development, trauma to the front of the cerebral cortex
impairs perception and rationality, social behaviour, personality, language skills, attention span, motor skills, and sexual behaviour, as well as facial expression. Broca's aphasia
is strongly associated with frontal lobe injury, because Aphasia is caused by a lesion in Broca's area, which is located in the frontal lobe.