The brain is a very complex organ. There are four major lobes of the brain. Here are some great visuals to help you remember the names and locations of each one.
1. The front of your brain is actually called the frontal lobe. Make a scowl like you are thinking really hard. Your frontal lobe is the area where you make judgments. So to remember the frontal lobe think of a judge in a courtroom with a deep thought, his scowl will help you remember that the front part of the brain is where our judgments come from.
2. The area in the back of the brain is called the parietal (pe-r ī –e-tal) lobe. So to remember how to say it, think of a purring cat that I tell (purr-I-etal) did a good job. The parietal lobe is an area where academic thinking like math calculations take place. To remember the parietal lobe think of the purring cat that did a math problem at home and his parents patted him on the top of his head because he got the answer right. He was so happy that he started purring.
3. The third lobe is at the back bottom of your head, the area called the occipital (\äk-si-pə-təl\) lobe plays a large part in your vision. Have you ever had to drink medicine you thought tasted bad? You see it and say “Ach! Do I have to sip it?” And your mom says, “Sip a little” or “Ach, sip a little.” So you can remember that, the back part of your head is where you store what you see, and to remember how to say it you will remember to see medicine that makes you say, “Ach! Do I have to sip it?” And what does your mom say? “A little.”
4. The last lobe is on the side of your head right above your ears. It’s called the temporal lobe. Have you ever watched a cartoon where the character has a temper and you see steam come out of their ears? You can think of it to help you remember the temporal lobe. Think of steam coming out of your ears. I have a memory of hitting my head while I was getting out of the car: it hurt really bad and made me mad. Have you ever hit your head on something and showed your temper? So let’s recall that memory to remember the temporal lobe.