Parietal Lobe for Visual/Spatial Processing

Source: Harvard, date indeterminate

Source: MD-Health, date indeterminate

The parietal lobe processes sensory information for cognitive purposes and helps coordinate spatial relations so we can make sense of the world around us. The parietal lobe resides in the middle section of the brain behind the central sulcus, above the occipital lobe.

Related Resource:  American Scientist, Nov 2006

Coxeter simply had a superior brain. It’s being studied by the neuroscientist Sandra Witelson at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and she’s also studying Einstein’s brain. Her results on Coxeter’s brain so far indicate that he, like Einstein, had an abnormally large parietal lobe—and, fittingly enough, this is the region of the brain responsible for visual thinking and spatial reasoning.


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