Let’s look at causes of dysfunction of the frontal lobe. The most common ones stem from lifestyle habits. Daily activities such as eating, exercising, and experiencing media affect the frontal lobe.
In fact, everything we do or don’t do – that is, everything we choose affects us either positively or negatively. Nothing is neutral in our choices. To help ensure the health of your frontal lobe, avoid input that is excessively numbing.
This input can come from many sources: media, the Internet, TV and radio. A lot of dietary fat or large amounts of sugar, as well as alcohol, can inhibit normal, healthy blood flow and have other deteriorating effects on the frontal lobe. Caffeine impinges on the brain’s communication system in a number of ways. Many illicit and even legal drugs can be very detrimental to frontal lobe function.
Also, beware of hypnosis. It has many negative effects. A hypnotized person loses thought activity (weak beta brain waves), has a short circuited frontal lobe, decreased reasoning power, increased depressive tendencies, and has placed his or her mind under the control of the hypnotist.
In short, by wisely choosing what you eat, drink, hear, or see, you can provide good input for your frontal lobe.
The Common Effects of a Compromised Frontal Lobe
- Impairment of moral principle
- Social impairment (loss of love for family)
- Lack of foresight
- Inability to do abstract reasoning
- Inability to interpret Proverbs
- Diminished ability for mathematical understanding
- Loss of empathy
- Lack of restraint (boasting, hostility, aggressiveness.)