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Posted on 11-18-2016

What is Your Parietal Lobe? It is near the back and top of your head.

Functions:

  • Location for visual attention. Location for touch perception. Goal directed voluntary movements. Manipulation of objects.
  • Integration of different senses that allows for understanding a single concept

Observed Problems:

  • Inability to attend to more than one object at a time. Inability to name an object (Anomia). Inability to locate the words for writing (Agraphia). Problems with reading (Alexia). Difficulty with drawing objects. Difficulty in distinguishing left from right. Difficulty with doing mathematics (Dyscalculia). Lack of awareness of certain body parts and/or surrounding space (Apraxia) that leads to difficulties in self-care. Inability to focus visual attention.
  • Difficulties with eye and hand coordination.

Vision

Observed Problems:

  • Defects in vision (Visual Field Cuts). Difficulty with locating objects in environment. Difficulty with identifying colors (Color Agnosia). Production of hallucinations (Visual Illusions – inaccurately seeing objects). Word blindness – inability to recognize words. Difficulty in recognizing drawn objects. Inability to recognize the movement of an object (Movement Agnosia).
  • Difficulty with reading and writing.

Thanks for your attention. Our next post will talk about your Temporal Lobe. For Dr. Siegfried’s Consumer Awareness Guide to Concussions and Chronic Sinusitis go to http://www.nasalspecifics.com

"If a disease were killing our children in the proportions that [brain] injuries are, people would be outraged and demand that this killer be stopped."  - Former Surgeon General Everett Koop, MD

Brought to you by Dr. George Siegfried, D.C., America’s Leading Expert in Bilateral Nasal Specifics Treatment of Concussions and Sinusitis.

(Source for these posts): Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, 2002-2006)

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