The occipital lobe sits above the cerebellum, at the back of the head. It is separated from the parietal lobe by the parieto-occipital sulcus. There is no clear anatomical landmark that separates the temporal and occipital lobes.

The occipital lobe is where the primary visual perception begins, interpreting information of the eyes, such as motion, form, and color. Damage affecting this area could lead to vision impairment.

Figure 1: The occipital lobe