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Sense of Touch Spatial & Visual Perception. Attention Concentration Abstract and Complex Thinking Decision Making Mental Flexibility and Adaptability Judgment and Moral Balance Reason Emotional Response Sophisticated Cognitive Function. Vision Visual Perception Visual Processing.
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Sense of Touch Spatial & Visual Perception Attention Concentration Abstract and Complex Thinking Decision Making Mental Flexibility and Adaptability Judgment and Moral Balance Reason Emotional Response Sophisticated Cognitive Function Vision Visual Perception Visual Processing Hearing Memory Understanding Language Organization and Sequencing Balance Coordination Skilled Motor Activity Breathing Arousal / Consciousness Sleep / Wake Functions Heart Rate Body Regulation
THE FRONTAL LOBE IS: • Largest and most recently evolved lobe • Source of EXECUTIVE function • PLANS • INITIATES • CONTROLS ALL PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS • Most frequently injured part of the brain • THE FRONTAL LOBE MANAGES: • Attention • Concentration • Abstract and Complex Thinking • Decision Making • Mental Flexibility and Adaptability • Judgment and Moral Balance • Reason • Emotional Response • Sophisticated Cognitive Function
Potential Frontal Lobe Functional Changes: • Flat Affect • Impulsivity • Confabulation • Self-Absorption • Anasognosia or Insight • Aggression – physical, sexual, verbal • Rage • Irritability, anger • Perseveration, inability to move forward in thinking • Absence of understanding social cues • Exaggeration of premorbid tendencies • L. Compulsive disorders • M. Old addictive behavior, new addictive behavior • N. Religiosity • O. Initiation • P. Mood disorders • Q. Withdrawal from meaningful interaction