Anatomy & Physiology Nervous #16

Question

Which cerebral lobe is responsible for sensory perception?

Answers

  1. Frontal
    • Rationale:

      The frontal lobe of the cerebrum plays a role in terms of judgement, movement, and thought including the ability to write words. This lobe is not responsible for sensory perception.

  2. Parietal
    • Rationale:

      The parietal lobe plays a role in sensory perception among its other functions.

  3. Occipital
    • Rationale:

      The occipital lobe allows an individual to understand written language and vision. This lobe is not responsible for sensory perception.

  4. Temporal
    • Rationale:

      The temporal lobe plays a role in both hearing and memory. This lobe is not responsible for sensory perception.

Overview

The cerebrum has four lobes including the front lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe, and the temporal lobe.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The parietal lobe is at the back of the brain. It is divided into two hemispheres. It is responsible for processing sensory information including the location of body parts in addition to interpreting visual information and processing language and mathematics.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the functions of each lobe of the cerebrum to determine the correct answer choice for this question.

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