Occipital Lobe

Occipital Lobe

The occipital lobe is highlighted in purple. There are four main lobes of the brain:
  • frontal
  • parietal
  • temporal
  • occipital
The occipital lobe is responsible for processing visual information, and is often referred to as the visual cortex. It is the smallest of the four lobes and is located posteriorly in the cranial cavity, underneath the occipital bone. Learn more about the anatomy of the brain in this video.
Occipital lobe highlighted in purple