Temporal lobe - Definition

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The temporal lobe is the part of the brain situated on both sides of the skull, behind the temples. It is located behind and underneath the frontal lobe. The temporal lobe holds several structures that direct sensory functions used in hearing, taste, as well as language, both speaking and comprehension. It also has roles in vision, memory, and emotions. In the case of an affliction of the temporal lobe, some of its functions may be slightly, or significantly, deficient.