Copyright

Parietal Lobe Function Lesson for Kids

Parietal Lobe Function Lesson for Kids
Coming up next: How the Ear Works: Lesson for Kids - Parts & Facts

You're on a roll. Keep up the good work!

Take Quiz Watch Next Lesson
 Replay
Your next lesson will play in 10 seconds
  • 0:03 Parietal Lobe Basics
  • 0:46 Parietal Lobe Function
  • 1:35 Problems with the…
  • 2:12 Lesson Summary
Save Save Save

Want to watch this again later?

Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course.

Log in or Sign up

Timeline
Autoplay
Autoplay
Speed

Recommended Lessons and Courses for You

Lesson Transcript
Instructor: Lauren Scott

Lauren has a Master's degree in special education and has taught for more than 10 years.

This lesson will teach you about the parietal lobe of your brain. You'll learn how it helps you to perform a lot of the tasks you do at school and at home every day.

Parietal Lobe Basics

Imagine eating a spoonful of ice cream. You guide the spoon to your mouth and then enjoy the coldness, the sweet flavor, and the soft texture. It may seem like all the fun is happening in your mouth, but much of the experience is processed by the parietal lobe of your brain.

The parietal lobe sits in the middle and back of the skull. It has a right side and a left side, just like the other lobes of the brain. It is made up of millions of neurons, or nerve cells that constantly pass along electrical signals. You may be wondering what this has to do with eating ice cream. That is one of countless tasks you can do because of your parietal lobe.

Parietal Lobe Function

The parietal lobe has many important jobs. One is to process sensory information, like touch, temperature, pain, and pressure. It tells you that the ice cream is cold and soft and even helps you identify the flavor. It has to take in a lot of information to do that!

The parietal lobe also works with other parts of your brain to control hand-eye coordination and to tell you where your body is in space. Without it, you would not have been able to guide that spoon into your mouth. Your parietal lobe also allows you to find your way around in a room, and to tell right from left.

Aside from helping you make sense of your surroundings, the parietal lobe plays an important role in math and written language. You need it to do computations, and to know how to put words in writing.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support