What would happen if we did not have an occipital bone in our skull?

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I think it is important to discuss the fact the occipital bone of the skull protects the occipital lobe of the brain.  If we did not have the occibital bone we would most likely suffer sever head trauma and die.  The brain needs the bones of the skull for protection. ...

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I think it is important to discuss the fact the occipital bone of the skull protects the occipital lobe of the brain.  If we did not have the occibital bone we would most likely suffer sever head trauma and die.  The brain needs the bones of the skull for protection.  A helmet would need to be utilized or some kind of bone grafting would need to occur. 

The occipital lobe of the brain is our visual processing center.  Due to this, if we were missing the bone and suffered some kind of head trauma, our visual processing would be disrupted.  Some of the visual disturbances that could occur are visual field defects, impacted discrimination of movement and color, and  hallucinations.

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