Brain Anatomy Is Quite Complex

In addition to comprehensive experience in all areas of traumatic brain injury litigation, an effective lawyer and litigator must possess equally extensive knowledge of the brain and its parts and functions.

Major parts of the brain include:

  • Cerebral cortex — Also known as the cerebrum, the largest portion of the brain and divided into a right and a left hemisphere. Located right under the forehead, the cerebral cortex has a total of four lobes.
  • Frontal lobe — Behind the skull of the forehead, obverting our ability to reason, make judgments, oversee information and control some, but not all, motor and muscle functions
  • Parietal lobe — Near the top and back of the head. It's involved with visual attention, sensation (touch and pressure) and integration of senses.
  • Occipital lobe — Located at the back of the skull and controls vision
  • Temporal lobes — Located on each side of the head above the ears, controlling hearing, smell, taste and short-term memory (especially visual and verbal)
  • Membranes — Provides support and protects the brain from separating into various parts because of an accident
  • Brain stem — Connects the brain to the spinal cord
  • Cerebrospinal fluid — CSF is a clear liquid in the brain that buffers the three membranes from each other and also the brain. CSF also carries nutrients between blood vessels and the brain cells.

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