There are still parts of the jigsaw that I’m trying to piece together with regard to my Cerebral Cortex injury.
I continue to have to note my symptoms, then equate those symptoms back to how those symptoms play out through neurological impairments, to work out the answers. Sounds simple. I find a way. I know my Cerebral Cortex is extensively damaged and where the frontal lobe deals with things such as emotions and decision making, I use my intuition to make those work.
The frontal lobe, which contains the pre-frontal cortex, also plays a part in short and long-term memory. Where my short-term memory is poor, my long-term memory is excellent. I have problems with fine movements, arm strength, attention and memory issues. I also have extensive damage to the frontal lobe and that causes problems around social and emotional behaviour, which I’ve had to learn.
I have to read situations and people. The right frontal lobe that deals with communication is also affected. Its function is to help comprehend communication by substituting or reinforcing verbal communication, regulate conversation and recognising other forms of communication including humour.
Although I have to compensate for those, others have difficulty with understanding my issues and working around me. That’s where I tend to come unstuck.