The temporal lobes of the brain are located on each side of the brain. They are so-named because they lie under the temples.
The temporal lobes contain brain areas which are important for auditory processing, including the ability to understand spoken words. They also contain structures such as the hippocampus which are important for new memory formation.
by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain - Artwork copyright © 2000 Ann L. Myers