– The Parietal Lobe

The parietal lobe contains the somatosensory cortex which receives and analyses information from the skin concerning touch, pressure, temperature and some aspects of pain.

The parietal lobe is vital to our spatial understanding of the world. For example, it enables us to understand where we are in relation to our surroundings and where our body parts are in relation to each other, as well as the spatial relationships between the things we perceive in our environment.

Damage to the parietal lobe can impair reading, writing and mathematical abilities, drawing and constructional tasks, as well as self-care abilities such as washing and dressing.