Temporal lobes

Functions

Integration of sensations, emotions, memory, learning and behaviour.

Involved in the processing of auditory and visual information

Functional areas

Primary auditory receptive area: transverse gyri of Heschl within the Sylvian fissure: areas 41 and 42. The region receives the auditory pathway from the medial geniculate body of the thalamus.

Secondary auditory cortex: area 22 and part of area 21.

Middle and inferior temporal gyri: areas 21 and 37.

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