Understanding The Brain Part 1: Where Does Cognitive Thinking Come From?
Most people don’t realize just how truly complex the brain is. In fact, there are 4 main lobes in the brain, each which perform different functions. Yet all are just as important to making up who you are and how you function. Today we’ll focus on the lobe of the brain that process your critical thinking skills and how you process information. The Parietal Lobe.
Located at the top of your head toward the back of your skull, the parietal lobe is one of the smaller parts of your brain, yet plays one of the biggest roles: critical thinking: It controls abilities such as math calculation, writing and left-right orientation. Important functions include
- Cognition (awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment)
- Information Processing
- Touch Sensation (Pain, Temperature, etc.)
- Speech, reading and writing
- Visual Perception
Your ability to recognize facial expressions on other people and determine if they are happy or sad come from the parietal lobe. It’s location in the back top of the head keeps it safe from frontal head injuries as well as falling backwards. However, injuries to the parietal lobe can have devastating effects on your ability to function or think efficiently. More often problems in the parietal lobe are the results of chemical reactions or body-related symptoms.
Neurofeedback is an exceptionally effective way to treat injuries to the parietal lobe. That is because it can train this section of the brain directly. Using sensors attached to the parietal area of the brain, neurofeedback can monitor brainwave patterns and help guide them back into normal, healthy patterns. No other brain training method works directly on the areas of the brain like neurofeedback, which is why it can be so effective.
If you are having issues related to cognitive function, brain fog, speech issues or a slowness in your response to external stimuli, you should come in and get a non-invasive, 30 minute brain map. In Orlando, this brain map can precisely identify the problems areas in the brain AND offer a protocol for treatment using neurofeedback.
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