temporal lobe

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temporal lobe

The lower lateral lobe of either cerebral hemisphere, located in front of the occipital lobe and containing the sensory center of hearing in the brain.

temporal lobe

(Anatomy) the laterally protruding portion of each cerebral hemisphere, situated below the parietal lobe and associated with sound perception and interpretation: it is thought to be the centre for memory recall

tem′poral lobe`

the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.

tem·po·ral lobe

The portion of each cerebral hemisphere lying to the side and rear of the frontal lobe, containing the main speech and language centers of the brain.
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Noun1.temporal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying inside the temples of the head
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
temporal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
amygdala, amygdaloid nucleus, corpus amygdaloideum - an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
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During the study, scientists noted that persons with lesions in certain areas of the right posterior temporal lobe faced huge difficulties in recognizing voices.
These activities all exercise the occipital lobe, the temporal lobe the temporal sulcus and the amygdala parts of the brain, responsible for visual recognition and short-term memory.
This phenomenon may also be associated with major depression, seizures, medications (such as topiramate), and right medial temporal lobe vascular lesions.
In one instance, they showed structures that plan and then activate movement, which tend to interact in one direction in control subjects, may have abnormal bidirectional interactions in the brains of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Introduction: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuropsychological outcomes of patients with medically intractable unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) due to hippocampal sclerosis (HS) treated either by anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) or selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH).
SUMMARY--The aim of the study was to evaluate the possible association between Apo E polymorphisms and age at seizure onset in patients with non-lesional temporal lobe epilepsy.
Many patients with epilepsy develop psychiatric disorders, with some authors suggesting that psychosis in epilepsy is preferentially linked to temporal lobe epilepsy and that patients who have temporal lobe epilepsy are more apt to be psychotic.
After two years, the presence of NPTX2 explained 56 percent of the fluctuation in memory loss and 29 percent of medial temporal lobe volume.
Ictal signs associated with an insular discharge are very similar to those usually attributed to mesial temporal lobe seizures.
Objective: Current theories of declarative memory suggest that it is supported by two complementary memory systems: the medial temporal lobe (MTL) which specializes in rapid acquisition of novel associations and the neocortex, which slowly learns through environmental regularities.
Age and beta-amyloid deposition on PET imaging with Pittsburgh compound B also were associated with distinct patterns of tau deposition, which in the medial temporal lobe was tied to episodic age-related memory decline, he and his associates reported in Neuron.
Figure 10 shows contrecoup parenchymal hemorrhage of the left orbital frontal gyrus and right temporal lobe with left frontal epidural hematoma (blood window).