The Frontal Lobe


The Frontal Lobe affects personality, judgment, reasoning, problem solving, and inhibition, perhaps the highest cortical functions, are the functions of the lobe. An area designated for language comprehension called Broca’s Area is contained within the frontal lobe hemisphere.


  • It lets us know what we are doing in our environment
  • It’s how we initiate activity in response to our environment
  • Judgments’ we make about what occurs in our daily activities
  • Control our emotional response
  • Controls our expressive language
  • Assigns meaning to the words we choose
  • Involves word association
  • Memory for habits and motor activities


  • Loss of movement in various body parts (paralysis)
  • Inability to plan and sequence of complete movement needed
  • Multi-stepped tasks, such as making coffee (Sequencing)
  • Loss of spontaneity in interacting with others
  • Loss of flexibility in thinking
  • Persistence of a single thought (Preservation
  • Inability to focus on tasks (Attending)
  • Mood changes (Emotionally Labile)
  • Changes in social behavior
  • Changes in personality
  • Difficulty with problem solving
  • Inability to express language (Broca’s Aphasia)

This image was made out of, or made from, content published in a BodyParts3D/Anatomography web site. The content of Their website is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.1 Japan license. The author and licenser of the contents is “BodyParts 3D, © The Database Centre for Life Science licensed under cc Attribution – Share Alike 2.1 Japan.”



Leave a Reply