The function of the brain’s frontal lobe includes movement, decision making, problem solving, planning, impulse control, memory and high order functions. The brain’s frontal lobe is one of the four main lobes of the cere... More »

What happens when the cerebral cortex is damaged depends on the location of the damage, according to The University of Washington. As the largest part of the brain, the cerebral cortex is composed of the frontal, parieta... More »

The somatosensory cortex controls the body's sense of touch. This part of the brain is located behind the frontal lobe where the motor controls are located. The area is called the parietal lobe, and the somatosensory cor... More » Science Human Anatomy Nerves

The brain is the most important organ of the human body, responsible for regulating involuntary bodily functions, muscle movement, consciousness, memory and thought. It uses the most energy of any organ, and the body cou... More »

On the right and the left side of the brain, the parietal lobe processes sensory information, and on the left side it assists with planning movements, language, writing and arithmetic. It plays a particularly strong role... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

The part of the brain that controls consciousness is the frontal lobe. Other activities controlled by the frontal lobe include problem solving, decision making, emotions and control of purposeful behaviors. More »

The cerebellum, Latin for "little brain," is the part of the brain that is partly responsible for the movement, coordination and balance of the body. The cerebellum sits at the back of the skull, below the two cerebral h... More »