The Occipital Lobe

The Occipital LobeFUNCTION

The Occipital Lobe is located in the most posterior point at the back of the head. This is the primary visual area where the brain receives the visual “picture” from the eyes and interprets it.

OBSERVED PROBLEMS

  • Defects in vision (Visual Filed Cuts)
  • Difficulty with location objects in an environment
  • Difficulty with identifying colours (Colours Agnosia)
  • Production of hallucinations
  • Visual illusions – inaccurately seeing objects
  • Word blindness – inability recognize drawn objects
  • Inability to recognize the movements of an object (Movement Agnosia)

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