The occipital lobe is the smallest of the four lobes in the human brain. This lobe of the brain that processes visual information. It controls vision and color recognition. It is located at the back part of the brain. Different sections of the occipital lobe have control over different visual taks such as spacial arrangement, color discrimination, and motion perception (Wikipedia, 2008). If one half of the lobe is damaged vision is impaired in both eyes which is called field cuts ( Wikipedia, 2008). Disorders of the occipital lobe can cause visual hallucinations and illusions ( Occipital Lobe).

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Wikipedia.(2008).Occipital Lobe. Retrieved from Wikipedia,2008
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