Occipital Lobe

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This lobe is the center of visual perception. It is not injured but even slight damage can have huge effects. Damage can come in the form of a change of homonymous loss of vision in exactly the same “field cut” in the eyes. Also, visual hallucinations can be caused by legions or disorders in the occipital lobe. The Peristriate region is the most important section in this lobe and it is in charge of visuospatial processing, discrimination of movement and of color.
Functions:
  • Vision
Observed Problems
  • Problems with vision
  • Difficulty locating objects
  • Color Agnosia (difficulty differentiating colors)
  • Hallucinations
  • Visual Illusions (inaccurately seeing objects)
  • Word Blindness (inability to recognize words)
  • Recognition difficulty
  • Movement Agnosia (Inability to recognize objects)
  • Difficulties in reading and writing