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The Brain’s Multiple Parts While students read music notes or draw a picture, they are constantly using almost every part of the brain. The key below labels each section of the brain and describes what type of information that section is primarily in charge of processing. The students essentially use each section of the brain while participating in the arts programs.

1 - Frontal Lobe concentration, reasoning, planning, problem solving, speech, emotions

2 - Frontal Eye Field

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eye movement, sensory processing

3 - Primary Motor Cortex control of voluntary muscles, body movement

4 - Primary Somatosensory Cortex senses

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5 - Parietal Lobe

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movement, recognition, orientation, perception

6 - Occipital Lobe combining visual images, visual processing

7 - Visual Area

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sight

8 - Cerebellum coordination of movement, balance

9 - Medulla Oblongata

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nervous system, regulating respiration, heart rate, digestive processes

10 - Temporal Lobe memory, speech, recognition of auditory stimuli, memory of auditory patterns

By Kylie O’Brien Dec. 10, 2010


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