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

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At every age, prolonged sitters show less thickness in the medial temporal lobe and the subregions that make it up, the study found. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests," 13 Apr. 2018 Even before Alzheimer's disease steals memories, the condition begins to change the density and volume of the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex, memory-making structures that lie at the heart of the medial temporal lobe. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests," 13 Apr. 2018 The study did not find any correlation between subjects' exercise habits and the thickness of either their medial temporal lobe or its constituent structures. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests," 13 Apr. 2018 So some of these patients can actually develop dementia, called frontal-temporal lobe dementia. Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, "How Has Stephen Hawking Lived Past 70 with ALS?," 7 Jan. 2012 He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where doctors found a lesion in his left temporal lobe. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Mike Adamle pushes CTE mission on 'Today' show," 1 Feb. 2018 Fronto-temporal lobar degeneration accounts for about 10 percent of dementia cases and describes shrinking of the frontal and temporal lobes. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "What is dementia?," 2 Oct. 2017 The disease targets the brain’s frontal and temporal lobes, causing the debilitating symptoms. Jonel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News, "A Rare Dementia Gene Runs In The Family, But He’s Fine — So Far," 11 Sep. 2017 The temporal lobes — where sound is heard, memories are formed and emotions originate — had been pulled back and down, stretched like saltwater taffy. New York Times, "Why Was Their Brother’s Memory and Behavior so Strange?," 2 Nov. 2017

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temporal lobe

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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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