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Temporal Lobes

The temporal lobes are anterior to the occipital lobes and inferior to the frontal lobes and parietal lobes.

Credit: Scott Camazine

Temporal Lobes:

The temporal lobes are one of the four main lobes or regions of the cerebral cortex. Structures of the limbic system, including the olfactory cortex, amygdala, and the hippocampus are located within the temporal lobes. The temporal lobes play an important role in organizing sensory input, auditory perception, language and speech production, as well as memory association and formation.

Function:

The temporal lobes are involved in several functions of the body including:
  • Auditory Perception
  • Memory
  • Speech
  • Emotional Respones
  • Visual Perception

Location:

Directionally, the temporal lobes are anterior to the occipital lobes, inferior to the frontal lobes and parietal lobes, and lateral to the Fissure of Sylvius, also known the lateral sulcus.

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