Temporal Lobe

The temporal lobe is in part of the brain that is in charge of memory, hearing, emotion, and speaking. It’s involved in hearing and auditory memories, speech learning, vision pathways, music comprehension, fear, and sense of identity (Thompson 1).

Struggles in the temporal lobe can often be the result of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Signs of ADHD can be the inability to retain attention for long periods of time, heavy mood swings, and being very easily frustrated. Alzheimer’s disease is also a major disorder that happens, for the most part, in the temporal lobe of the brain. Another disorder that occurs in the temporal lobe is called fronto-temporal dementia. Fronto-temporal dementia can cause people to “lose their mental filter” meaning that the people affected do things without being able to filter out the inappropriate actions.

The temporal lobe is located at the front of each cerebral hemisphere.


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