Middle temporal gyrus
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|Brain: Middle temporal gyrus|
Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. (Middle temporal gyrus shown in orange.)
Right temporal lobe (shown in green). Middle temporal gyrus is visible at the middle of the green area.
|Latin||Gyrus temporalis medius|
|Part of||Temporal lobe|
|Middle cerebra and
The middle temporal gyrus is bounded by:
- the superior temporal sulcus above;
- the inferior temporal sulcus below;
- an imaginary line drawn from the preoccipital notch to the lateral sulcus posteriorly.
Its exact function is unknown, but it has been connected with processes as different as contemplating distance, recognition of known faces, and accessing word meaning while reading.
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