Different Parts of the Brain

Hello there Fun Scientists!  In this blog post we are going to be looking at different parts of the brain.  We are looking 5 different lobes that are located on the human brain.  We are going to learn where they are and what they do.

The Frontal Lobe

This part of the brain helps you with your forward thinking.  Whenever you plan something for the near or even distant future, it is your frontal lobe that is working the most to help you think of those plans.  It is located at the front of the brain.  It is the red part in the picture above.

The Parietal Lobe

This part of the brain helps with the sensations you feel.  For example, whenever you eat your favourite meal or snack you know you like it and that is because the parietal lobe is telling you that you like it.  It is located at the upper centre of the brain.  It is the yellow parts in the picture above.

The Occipital Lobe

This is the part of the brain that helps you with your eyes.  While your eyes help you see things, it is the occipital lobe that tell you what you are seeing.  For example, you may be looking at a table and chairs, but the occipital lobe helps you work out how many chairs there are at the table.  The occipital lobe is located at the rear of the brain.  It is the blue part in the picture above.

The Temporal Lobe

This part of the brain helps you with your ears.  While your ears help you hear things, it is the temporal lobe that tell you what you are hearing.  For example, you may hear someone calling your name from another room in the house, but the temporal lobe help you identify who that person could be and where they are in the house.  The temporal lobe is located at the sides of the brain.  It is the brown part in the picture above.

The Cerebellum

This part of the brain helps you with your balance.  For example, it may be easy for you to stand on one foot, but it is the cerebellum that is telling you how to maintain that balance for as long as possible.  It is located at the lower back of the brain.  Unfortunately it cannot be seen in the picture above.

Thank you for reading Fun Scientists!  We hope you learnt something new today.  We’ll see you at the next Fun Science event.