2 The three Parts of a brain Forebrain-higher intellectual functions, such as speech and abstract thought. It controls the pain, hunger, thirst, blood pressure, body temp., and visceral functions. Contains the four lobes and all the cortices.Midbrain-is the smallest region of the brain that acts as a sort of relay station for auditory and visual informationHindbrain-Transmits signals between the spinal cord and the higher parts of the brain; it also controls autonomic functions such as heartbeat, respiration, balance and coordination.
3 The Four LobesOccipital Lobe- is the visual processing center of the mammalian brain containing most of the anatomical region of the visual cortex.Frontal Lobe- Emotional control and home of our personality, motor function, problem solving, spontaneity memory, language, judgement, impulse control , and social behaviors.
4 Lobes ContinuedTemporal lobe-is involved in primary auditory perception, such as hearing, and holds the primary auditory cortex.Parietal lobe- It functions in processing sensory information regarding the location of parts of the body as well as interpreting tactile (touch) information and processing language and mathematics.
5 Five Cortices of the brain Visual Cortex- in charge of processing visual information. Located in the occipital lobe.Auditory Cortex-in charge of processing sound (hearing). Located in the temporal lobe.Olfactory Cortex- in charge of processing smells. Located in the temporal lobe.Somatosensory Cortex- in charge of your sense of touch (tactile). Located in the parietal lobe.Motor Cortex- in charge of voluntary muscle movement. Located in the frontal lobe.