Temporal Lobe

Quick facts:

  1. Location: Bottom middle part of cortex, right behind the temples
  2. Function: Responsible for processing auditory information from the ears (hearing)

Temporal Lobe

The Temporal Lobe mainly revolves around hearing and selective listening. It receives sensory information such as sounds and speech from the ears. It is also key to being able to comprehend, or understand meaningful speech. In fact, we would not be able to understand someone talking to us, if it wasn't for the temporal lobe. This lobe is special because it makes sense of the all the different sounds and pitches (different types of sound) being transmitted from the sensory receptors of the ears.