The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that controls important cognitive skills in humans, such as:

  • emotional expression
  • problem-solving
  • memory
  • language
  • judgment
  • sexual behaviors

It is, in essence, the “control panel” of our personality and our ability to communicate.

The frontal lobe controls high-level cognitive skills like:

  • planning
  • self-control
  • memory formation
  • empathy
  • attention

It’s the center for the emotions and thought processes that translate into personality.

The frontal lobe is also responsible for primary motor function, or our ability to consciously move our muscles, and the two key areas related to speech, including Broca’s area. The frontal lobe allows us to formulate thoughts as speech. It also helps us produce voluntary movements like walking and running.

As its name indicates, the frontal lobe is at the front of the brain. The right hemisphere of the frontal lobe controls the left part of the body, and vice versa.

The frontal lobe exists mainly in the anterior (frontal) cranial fossa and rests on the orbital (horizontal) part of the frontal bone.

The frontal lobe takes up about 1/3 of the cerebral hemisphere. It’s larger and more developed in humans than in any other organism.

The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that controls high-level cognitive skills and primary motor functions. It is the center for our personality and communication abilities. The frontal lobe is the largest of the four major lobes, and it is located at the front of the brain.