USMLE Step 1 USMLE Step 1 Neuroanatomy Review 25 12 Functional Areas

USMLE Step 1 USMLE Step 1 Neuroanatomy Review 25 12 Functional Areas

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Begin 25 12 Functional Areas Transcription

We’re going to take a look for a moment at functional areas of the cerebral cortex, associated lesions, and clinical correlations.

Student doctor, please list four or five primary functions of the frontal lobe in general. Intellect, conceptual planning, motor activation, and aspects of language production, and personality.

What might be some of the results of a lesion of the frontal lobe, especially a large one?

  • Intellectual impairment, alterations of motor activities, language dysfunction, and personality changes.

Student doctor, what are the two primary functions of the parietal lobe?

  • Somatosensory perception, discrimination and integration of visual and auditory information.

Which parietal lobe has a preferential role in verbal processing?

  • This would be the right parietal lobe.

What does the left lobe have a preference for?

  • The left lobe has a preferential role in visual-spatial processing.

Student doctor, what are the two areas of primary function of the temporal lobe?

  • Auditory perception and discrimination, and language, learning, memory, and emotion.

Finally, student doctor, what are the primary functions of the occipital lobe?

  • Visual perception and recognition.


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