Damage to the right side of the brain or the parietal and occipital lobes of the brain can cause sensory and perceptual problems. .
These areas of the brain process the input from our senses. For example, when eating an apple our brain will report on the following:
- touch (round and smooth)
- sight (red)
- sound (crunchy)
- smell (fresh)
- taste (sweet and ripe).
Brain disorders such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) can disrupt our senses, and also our perception of what our senses tell us. Our sensory and perceptual systems include:
- auditory (sound)
- visual (colour, shape, size, depth and distance)
- tactile ( touch relating to pain, pressure and temperature)
- olfactory (smells)
- gustatory (taste).