The newsletter of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers University

Medial Temporal Lobes

The medial temporal lobes are the brain areas lying on the inner side of each temporal lobe. ("Medial" means "towards the middle" of the brain). This area of the brain includes several areas that are critical for new memory formation, including the hippocampus.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain