temporal lobe

noun

Definition of temporal lobe

: a large lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is situated in front of the occipital lobe and contains a sensory area associated with the organ of hearing

Examples of temporal lobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other extreme hypothesis was that UD’s brain would completely compensate, with other regions taking over the roles of the right sides of the occipital and temporal lobes, leading UD to function completely normally. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors cut out a large chunk of a boy’s brain—now he’s doing just fine," 1 Aug. 2018 The disease afflicts about 5,000 patients in the United States and causes rapid nerve cell loss in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. BostonGlobe.com, "A rare inherited form of early-onset dementia that typically strikes people between the ages of 45 and 65 is the focus of a new Cambridge biotech startup that was officially launched Thursday.," 7 Nov. 2019 People who did high levels of sitting had less thickness in the medial temporal lobe. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Sit, stand, sit: The new science about how to best use your standing desk," 12 Sep. 2019 The team used microelectrodes to record activity from neurons in the temporal lobes of patients undergoing surgery for epilepsy. Suzanne O’sullivan, WSJ, "Confessions of the Miswired Brain," 5 Oct. 2018 The tumor, which turned out to be cancerous, was in my left temporal lobe, specifically the hippocampus and amygdala. Health.com, "For 6 Years, Doctors Kept Telling Me I Had PMS—but It Turned Out to Be Brain Cancer," 31 July 2019 The case has been made more complex by the revelation that a baseball-sized tumor was found on Jordan’s temporal lobe just above her eyes, according to a motion filed by Mobile attorney Shane Taylor. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al.com, "Dad jailed in starving death of 13-month-old girl seeks return to military job," 10 July 2019 The temporal lobes, the brain regions that H.M. was partially missing, play a crucial role in forming and recalling memories. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Human memory: How we make, remember, and forget memories," 4 Mar. 2019 The temporal lobe’s role in memory suggests that the hallucination might have represented something from Donal’s past. Suzanne O’sullivan, WSJ, "Confessions of the Miswired Brain," 5 Oct. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Temporal lobe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temporal%20lobe. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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temporal lobe

noun

Medical Definition of temporal lobe

: a large lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is situated in front of the occipital lobe and contains a sensory area associated with the organ of hearing

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