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Pareital Lobe Occipital Lobe Cerebellum Brain Stem Temporal Lobe Frontal Lobe

Pareital Lobe

The pareital lobe is associated with academic skills, math calculations, reading and writing. Additionally, the sensory cortices receive information such as:

  • sense of touch, taste, and smell
  • spatial perception
  • visual perception

In terms of Kolb's experiential learning cycle, this relates to experience.

Occipital Lobe

The occipital lobe is associated with:

  • visual perception
  • visual interpretation
  • reading


The cerebellum is associated with coordination, balance, and equilibrium.

Brain Stem

The brain stem is associated with:

  • sense of balance
  • reflexes
  • breathing
  • digestion
  • swallowing
  • consciousness
  • temperature
  • alertness

Temporal Lobe

The temporal lobe makes sense of information. This area of the brain is associated with:

  • understanding language
  • organization and sequencing
  • information retrieval
  • musical awareness
  • memory
  • hearing
  • learning
  • feelings

Relating to Kolb's experiential learning cycle, it means reflection.

Frontal Lobe

The frontal lobe creates new ideas related to information. For example, the frontal lobe is associated with:

  • problem solving
  • judgement
  • inhibition
  • personality
  • emotional traits
  • language production
  • motor planning

This aligns with the thinking aspect of Kolb's experiential learning cycle. The motor cortex, a part of the frontal lobe near the parietal lobe actively tests new ideas. This relates to the acting aspect of the experiential learning cycle.