Thirdly, posterior to the parietal lobe, at the rear end of the brain, is the occipital lobe. This lobe is primarily associated with the ability to visually perceive the world. This information is fed to the visual vortex via sensors within the retina and this area of the brain is tasked with processing this incoming information (Gazzaniga, Irvy, & Mangun, 2018). As this is an extremely important area of the brain, damage experienced here can come at a major cost. For example, research indicates that those who experience lesions on the occipital lobe experience a plethora of visual inaccuracies. Some with lesions in this area have experienced visual hallucinations, blurred vision, issues with visual categorization and blind spots. Others have reported loss of visual acuity and issues identifying specific colors (Paradowski et al., 2013; Fourie, Van Der Merwe, & Swart, 2016).
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