What are some of the types of behavior that might be manifested by an individual with severe frontal lobe damage?

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The frontal lobe is the part of the human brain that regulates many aspects of human behavior. The frontal lobe governs personality and emotions, hand/eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, deductive/inductive problem solving and inference, speech, non-verbal communication, facial expression, spatial orientation and sexuality. Injury to one or both of the two hemispheres of the frontal lobe can result in the broadest range of injuries in traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

The extent of the damages depends on how severe the injury is because the injury mechanism creates back-and-forth crashes of brain tissue against skull, though health of brain tissue can lessen of increase potential for injury.

  • trouble speaking, forming sentences, talking in general or writing
  • alterations in emotional reactions either muted emotions or exaggerated even violent emotions (flat affect or overstimulated affect)
  • inability to conduct physical activity related to hand/eye coordination, such as the inability to pick up small objects or the loss of strength to arms, hands or legs

These are just some of many different injuries that can manifest as a result of a TBI.

Most traumatic brain injuries result in widespread damage to the brain because the brain ricochets inside the skull during the impact of an accident. ... when the brain bounces against the skull. (Center for Neuro Skills)

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The frontal lobe is the part of the brain with many important jobs, it controls our motor skills (has the motor cortex), most of our emotions, makes up our personality, is responsible for our thinking and our problem solving skills. if a person's frontal was severely damaged:

They would have many mood swings, as they would not be able to control their emotions.

They would be able to solve some problems 

They wouldn't be able to control their ways of walking

they wouldn't be able to express their emotions well

and most often suffer from deep depression 

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