The newsletter of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers University

Temporal Lobes

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.

The temporal lobes

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain - Artwork copyright © 2000 Ann L. Myers