Functional Correlations and Visualization of Brain Structures
Although many, if not most, brain functions involve coordinated interaction among multiple brain structures and each portion of the brain is connected to almost every other portion, some functions are loosely associated with certain regions. For example, the somatosensory (motorsensory and sensorimotor) regions of the frontal and parietal lobes and the premotor cortex of the frontal lobe are involved with initiation, activation, and performance of motor activity and reception of primary sensations.
Interconnections among parietal (integration and interpretation of sensory information), temporal (reception and interpretation of auditory information), and occipital (vision) lobes provide an organized, integrated system. The prefrontal cortex is involved with higher mental functions. Association pathways provide added organized communication via intrahemispheric and interhemispheric connections.