Middle temporal gyrus

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Brain: Middle temporal gyrus
The location in the brain of the middle temporal gyrus
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Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. (Middle temporal gyrus visible near bottom.)
Gray's subject #189 824
Part of Temporal lobe
Artery Middle cerebra and
Posterior cerebral
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Middle temporal gyrus is a gyrus in the brain on the Temporal lobe. It is located between the superior temporal gyrus and inferior temporal gyrus. Its exact purpose is unknown, but it has been connected with processes as different as contemplating distance, recognition of known faces, and accessing word meaning while reading.

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