Occipital Lobe

A Look Inside Mental Illness

The occipital lobe is important to being able to correctly understand what your eyes are seeing. These lobes have to be very fast to process the rapid information that our eyes are sending. The occipital lobe makes sense of visual information so that we are able to understand it. Visual Object Agnosia is a mental illness resulting from occipital lobe damage. The individual would look at an object, but would not be able to identity it or not recognize certain shapes.