Inferior temporal gyrus
What is Inferior temporal gyrus?
Inferior temporal gyrus, or ITG, is an elevated area on the temporal lobe of the hemispheres of the cerebrum that extend to the inferior sulcus and lie under the fissure known as middle temporal sulcus. There are four gyri of this type.
This convolution is also called “Gyrus Temporalis Inferior”.
Inferior temporal gyrus - Location
It is situated in the frontal lobe, the part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the cerebrum lying exactly behind the forehead. Its location is below the middle temporal sulcus. It is affixed to the inferior occipital gyrus.
Inferior temporal gyrus - Functions
The elevation helps in visual, and possibly facial perception. Anatomists believe that is also related with cognitive processes.
Inferior temporal gyrus - Pictures
The images furnished here represent the location and appearance of ITG in the human brain.
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