Psych M.D. - Temporal Lobes


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Term: Temporal Lobes
Definition (Myers): the portion of the celebral cortex lying roughly above the ears; includes the auditory areas, each of which receives auditory information primarily from the opposite ear.
Definition (alternative): The temporal lobes are parts of the cerebrum that are involved in speech, memory, and hearing. They lie at the sides of the brain beneath the lateral or Sylvian fissure. *
Contextual explanation: In another words, temporal lobe is the home of human's auditory system. Human's ears first receive sounds through series of vibrations. These vibrations then transfer into neural impulses and travel down to the temporal lobe in our brain, allowing the human to hear. Temporal lobe is also involved in other areas, such as speech and memory.

Related terms and concepts: Frontal Lobes, Occipital Lobes, Parietal Lobes
Psych M.D. - Temporal Lobes - The Neuron
(location of Temporal Lobe) *

Psych M.D. - Temporal Lobes - The Neuron
(cartoon shows how temporal lobe affect our memory) *
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