Lab 1 - Overview of the Nervous System

Cerebral Lobes - Functional Areas

Cerebral Lobes - Functional AreasFunctionally, the cerebral cortex can be divided into three areas: (1) primary sensory receiving areas: (blue) neurons in these areas receive information from visual, auditory, vestibular, gustatory, olfactory, and somatosensory receptors in the periphery; (2) motor control areas: (red) these areas are involved in the initiation of movements; and (3) associative or integrative areas (green) of the cortex: most cortical areas outside the primary sensory and motor control areas. These areas are involved in the so-called higher functional processes such as language, learning, memory, and sensorimotor integration.