Controls organizing, sequencing, abstract reasoning and impulse control. Injury to this part of the brain can cause changes in emotional control, initiation, motivation and inhibition. Intolerance for frustration and easily provoked aggression are typical.
Controls expressive and receptive language and memory. Right lobe damage can also cause aggression as well as persistent talking.
Responsible for processing sensory information. Damage here can result in an inability to accurately assess emotions and behavior.
Damage to this area impairs “fight, flight or freeze” functions, distorts physical desires, and leads to hormonal disruptions.
The Anatomy of Emotions
Different areas of the brain and body are stimulated by different emotions.