Talk:Temple (anatomy)

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That picture isn't too clear.

-metaphorically and literally, the picture is blurry and the article could be more informative.

I think there should be some mention of the umm.. the way hair tends to be stiffer on the temples.. on humans and cats and various.. things.. and how human hair tends to turn white at the temples first.. and stuff.

I agree. I was taught at medical school that the temporal bone is so-called because (in a male), hair turns white here soonest, hence it is that place where the passage of time is most clear. However, I am not at all certain that hair is stiffer here. Hair is also stiffer elsewhere, e.g. the chin! So I am not sure that it is relevant. Preacherdoc 10:41, 4 June 2006 (UTC)Preacherdoc.

--I also heard that it was 'temporal' and due to aging men going white there first. Not sure what stiffness has to do with it, though. Linguistics support the aging theory; can we hear from a real linguist? Rambeaux 03:46, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

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could someone please explain why the temple is such a vulnerable spot? ta. BigSteve (talk) 15:42, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

I think that since the subject is an anatomical feature then it should be described anatomically like is it part of a bone or is it composed of several bones, what are the important anatomical structures that pass through this area for ex. middle meningeal artery where it becomes thinnest here and most vulnerablr after head injuries and so on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:46, 17 May 2010 (UTC)