Move your cursor over the brain to see which part of the brain is used
for given activities.
The frontal lobe is one of the four major divisions of the
cerebral cortex. This part of the brain regulates decision making, problem
solving, control of purposeful behaviors, consciousness, and emotions.
The primary motor cortex is part of the frontal lobe and
is responsible for regulating voluntary movements.
The parietal lobe is one of the four major divisions of
the cerebral cortex. This lobe receives and processes sensory information
from the body. This is also where letters form words, and words combine into
The temporal lobe is one of the four major divisions of
the cerebral cortex. This part of the brain regulates memory, emotions, hearing,
language, and learning.
The occipital lobe is one of the four major divisions of
the cerebral cortex. This lobe processes information related to vision.
The cerebellum regulates the initiation and timing of movements
and is important for maintaining balance and posture. The cerebellum also
helps modulate the force, steadiness, and range of movement.
The brain stem connects the brain and the spinal cord. It
controls many basic functions including heart rate, breathing, eating, and
The primary sensory cortex is part of the parietal lobe
and processes sensory information received from the body.