Which Brain Function Might Be Directly Affected By An Injury To The Frontal Lobe?

When the brain sustains sudden damage, it is referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The American Association of Neurological Surgery explains that TBI “is a disruption in the normal functioning of the brain that can be caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head, the head suddenly and violently hitting an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.” The specific symptoms that develop because of a TBI will vary significantly, as they depend on the type of injury, the severity of the injury, as well as the area of the brain that was injured. The brain is divided into two hemispheres which are called the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere. Each hemisphere has a set of four lobes, which are in specific areas of the brain and are each associated with a set of functions, as indicated below:

Frontal lobe: located in the front section of the brain, is important for cognitive functions and control of voluntary movement or activity
Parietal lobe: located in the center section of the brain, processes information about temperature, taste, touch, and movement
Temporal lobe: located in the side section of the brain, processes memories, integrating them with sensations of taste, sound, sight, and touch
Occipital lobe: located in the back section of the brain is primarily responsible for vision