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Middle and Inferior Temporal Gyri

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The middle and inferior temporal gyri are involved in cognitive processes, including semantic memory, language, visual perception, and sensory integration.
Transcript:
The middle temporal gyrus and inferior temporal gyrus are involved in a number of cognitive processes, including semantic memory processing, language processes (middle temporal gyrus), visual perception (inferior temporal gyrus), and integrating information from different senses. These structures have been implicated in recognizing and interpreting information about faces and are a part of the ventral visual pathway, which identifies “what” things are. The inferior–temporal gyrus also participates in some forms of mental imagery.
Keywords:
middle, inferior, temporal, gyrus, gyri, mental imagery, visual perception, semantic memory, cognitive processes, senses, faces
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