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025 The 4 Lobes of the Cerebrum and their Functions

In this video, Leslie tells us about the cerebrum and the specific functions that each of its 4 lobes are responsible for.

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Transcript of Today’s Episode

Hello and welcome to another episode of Interactive Biology TV, where we’re making biology fun! My name is Leslie Samuel. In this episode, Episode 25, I’m going to talk about the 4 lobes of the cerebrum and their functions. Inside this video, first I am going to answer the question, “What is the cerebrum?”, and then lastly, I’m going to talk about the 4 lobes and we’re going to look at what they do.

So first let us look at the question, “What is the cerebrum?” The cerebrum is the largest part of the human brain, and it’s involved in intellectual functions such as memory, attention, awareness, thought, language, and consciousness. These are the things that essentially make human beings human beings.

So let’s take a look at the 4 lobes of the cerebrum. We have the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the occipital lobe, and the temporal lobe. Let’s look at what they are involved in.

The frontal lobe is involved in processes such as reasoning, planning, speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving. So these are the types of things that are happening in the frontal lobe. Then we have the parietal lobe which is involved in movement, orientation, recognition, and perception. The occipital lobe is involved in visual processing, and this is why sometimes if you get hit at the back of the head, you see stars and so on. That has to do with visual processing. Then we have the temporal lobe which deals with auditory perception, memory, and speech.

So as you can see, there are a bunch of intellectual functions that are being controlled by the cerebrum of the brain. We have a general idea now of what regions are involved in what types of processing.

So in review, we answered the question, “What is the cerebrum?”, and then we looked at the 4 lobes and we spoke a little bit about their function. That’s it for this video. If you have any questions or comments, go ahead and leave them beneath this video. I’d be happy to answer your questions, and maybe even make a follow-up video to answer your specific question. You can always visit our website at Interactive-Biology.com if you want to get some more videos. That’s it for this video, and I’ll see you in the next one.

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52 Responses to “025 The 4 Lobes of the Cerebrum and their Functions”

  1. Daniella February 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    I was just wondering about the insula. Isit part of the cerebrum or the cerebral cortex?

    • Leslie February 11, 2011 at 6:53 am #

      Hi Daniella,

      The insula is a part of the cortex. It’s also called the insular cortex for that reason. Between the frontal and temporal lobe, there is the lateral sulcus (the groove that you see between the lobes). The insula is in there. In terms of its function, it plays a role in consciousness, homeostasis, and emotions.

      Hope that helps. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

  2. varsha April 17, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    do both frontal and parietal lobe play role in speech?? if yes, the which part of speech do each of them have to do with??

  3. HolyBreakHeal May 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    thank you for helps..

  4. HolyBreakHeal May 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    thank you for helps..

  5. EskimoBoi1 July 22, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Thanks very much. :) Would like to know the names of the sulci between the different lobes!

  6. InteractiveBiology July 22, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    @EskimoBoi1 Do a google search for “sulci in the brain” and you’ll find a good wikipedia article that goes into all the sulci in the brain. Hope that helps!

    Leslie

  7. InteractiveBiology July 22, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Do a google search for “sulci in the brain” and you’ll find a good wikipedia article that goes into all the sulci in the brain. Hope that helps!

    Leslie

  8. EskimoBoi1 July 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Thanks very much. :) Would like to know the names of the sulci between the different lobes!

  9. InteractiveBiology July 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Do a google search for “sulci in the brain” and you’ll find a good wikipedia article that goes into all the sulci in the brain. Hope that helps!

    Leslie

  10. TriviLizE October 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Very Helpful Thank you!

  11. TriviLizE October 30, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    Very Helpful Thank you!

  12. Holybs111 November 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Why is this verse & script alike, if the “verse” is recently said to B discovered?

    Quran 96:15-16
    No! If he does not stop, We will take him by the naseyah (front of the head), a lying, sinful naseyah (front of the head)!

    Ezekiel 3:7-8
    7 But the House of Israel will refuse to listen to you, for they refuse to listen to Me; for the whole House of Israel are “brazen of forehead” and stubborn of heart. 8 But I will make your face as hard as theirs, and your “forehead as brazen” as theirs.

  13. Holybs111 November 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Here is the definition of Brazen so you don’t have to look it up.

    “brazen: faced with defiance and impudense.

    Both the script and the verse cover what is considered sin from the forehead.

    A definition of Light is Public Knowledge.

    Is it true that Muhammad recieved the words of the Quran from the Light According to the teachings was Muhammad given the Quran from the Light?

    There is public knowledge everywhere in this world, and every bit of information helps in education the mind.

  14. Holybs111 November 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Why is this verse & script alike, if the “verse” is recently said to B discovered?

    Quran 96:15-16
    No! If he does not stop, We will take him by the naseyah (front of the head), a lying, sinful naseyah (front of the head)!

    Ezekiel 3:7-8
    7 But the House of Israel will refuse to listen to you, for they refuse to listen to Me; for the whole House of Israel are “brazen of forehead” and stubborn of heart. 8 But I will make your face as hard as theirs, and your “forehead as brazen” as theirs.

  15. Holybs111 November 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Here is the definition of Brazen so you don’t have to look it up.

    “brazen: faced with defiance and impudense.

    Both the script and the verse cover what is considered sin from the forehead.

    A definition of Light is Public Knowledge.

    Is it true that Muhammad recieved the words of the Quran from the Light According to the teachings was Muhammad given the Quran from the Light?

    There is public knowledge everywhere in this world, and every bit of information helps in education the mind.

  16. InteractiveBiology November 14, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    @TriviLizE You’re welcome! Stay tuned for more :)

  17. InteractiveBiology November 14, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    @Holybs111 “There is public knowledge everywhere in this world, and every bit of information helps in education the mind.” 5 thumbs up!

  18. InteractiveBiology November 14, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    “There is public knowledge everywhere in this world, and every bit of information helps in education the mind.” 5 thumbs up!

  19. InteractiveBiology November 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    You’re welcome! Stay tuned for more :)

  20. InteractiveBiology November 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    “There is public knowledge everywhere in this world, and every bit of information helps in education the mind.” 5 thumbs up!

  21. NeedsAHardOne November 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Is the insula lobe not part of the cerebrum?

  22. InteractiveBiology November 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    @NeedsAHardOne Hi, unfortunately, Leslie won’t be able to answer any inquiries and clarifications at the moment. He is very busy with a lot of work right now and is working on putting more videos to the site. So, please stay tuned for more Biology videos coming very soon!

  23. InteractiveBiology November 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi, unfortunately, Leslie won’t be able to answer any inquiries and clarifications at the moment. He is very busy with a lot of work right now and is working on putting more videos to the site. So, please stay tuned for more Biology videos coming very soon!

  24. NeedsAHardOne November 30, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Is the insula lobe not part of the cerebrum?

  25. InteractiveBiology November 30, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    Hi, unfortunately, Leslie won’t be able to answer any inquiries and clarifications at the moment. He is very busy with a lot of work right now and is working on putting more videos to the site. So, please stay tuned for more Biology videos coming very soon!

  26. Zer0PvM December 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    @NeedsAHardOne technically it is, its under the temporal lobe i saw it when i had to dissect a sheep brain in lab for bio this semester

  27. Zer0PvM December 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    technically it is, its under the temporal lobe i saw it when i had to dissect a sheep brain in lab for bio this semester

  28. Zer0PvM December 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    technically it is, its under the temporal lobe i saw it when i had to dissect a sheep brain in lab for bio this semester

  29. Zer0PvM December 8, 2011 at 2:59 am #

    technically it is, its under the temporal lobe i saw it when i had to dissect a sheep brain in lab for bio this semester

  30. CassandraAbbey April 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Ohh! So this is how our brains look like?

  31. CassandraAbbey April 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Ohh! So this is how our brains look like?

  32. ehmfrancisco April 14, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    The brain can be divided into four lobes, each of which is associated with different functions.

  33. ehmfrancisco April 14, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    The brain can be divided into four lobes, each of which is associated with different functions.

  34. aamit10 May 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    the 1st 25 sec are time paas….plz try 2 cut this part…..thanks

  35. aamit10 May 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    the 1st 25 sec are time paas….plz try 2 cut this part…..thanks

  36. gladys July 26, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    i like a video of function of cerebrum

  37. Amir Omar August 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    yes it is

  38. lucieavenell1 October 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Is the term ‘cerebrum’ interchangeable with the term ‘cortex’ when talking about the brain? thanks I love your videos please don’t ever stop at least til I graduate!! ;)

  39. forgatch32 February 6, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    i have a tbi an my vision got a lil wprse will it get better when i have my skull piece put back in?? please respond

  40. blackpridentc February 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Impressive.

  41. Laura Mackenton February 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    cerebrum and cerebral cortex must be interchangeable

  42. dadsfame March 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Is it safe to say that the cerebrum covers the frontal lobe?

  43. JT2012a March 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Whats the difference between the Cerebrum and the Cerebal Cortex?

  44. AFByt128 April 9, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    I wish my frontal lobes were larger

  45. Susan Harlan May 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Thank you. This was so very helpful.

  46. Xakana May 17, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    The cortex is the gray matter, which surrounds the white matter (this is the wrinkly part of the brain). So the cerebral cortex is the outermost sheet of neural tissue of the cerebrum of the brain. Hope that helps.

  47. Xakana May 17, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    No. Cortex is the gray matter, which surrounds the white matter (this is the wrinkly part of the brain). It’s a specific part of the cerebrum. They are not interchangeable.

  48. danielle lane July 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    OK……..So what was fun about that….sounds like more talking to me…and where is the interaction..

  49. Michael Feng August 3, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Limbic lobe not included?

  50. Emmanuel Vega September 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Thank you I have ap psychology and this will help me in my unit exam!

  51. Eri Yadav November 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    video is nice but it would be much better if there would be more
    information about lobes
    apart from this all videos are well understanding