Parietal Lobe

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The Quick Facts

Location: Upper, back part of the cortex
Function: Processes sensory information that had to do with taste, temperature, and touch
The parietal lobe carries out some very specific functions. As a part of the cortex, it has a lot of responsibilities and has to be able to process sensory information within seconds. The parietal lobe is where information such as taste, temperature and touch are integrated, or processed. Humans would not be able to to feel sensations of touch, if the parietal lobe was damaged.