The Temporal Lobe

The Temporal Lobe

1st Edition - October 28, 2022

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  • Editors: Gabriele Miceli, Paolo Bartolomeo, Vincent Navarro
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128234938

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Recent years have witnessed an exponential growth of studies on the relationships between brain and language/cognition, many of which involved the temporal lobe. This volume summarizes research on the anatomy and function of the temporal lobe under both normal and pathological conditions. It additionally discusses the interactions of the temporal lobe with other brain structures. The book will highlight the role of the temporal lobe in language processing as well as vision, object, and face recognition and processing. It will also discuss its role in reading, speech, and the processing of color, music, action, and memory. Temporal Lobe disorders, assessment and treatment will be covered including encephalitis, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Korsakov’s syndrome and more.

Key Features

  • Summarizes research on anatomy and function of the temporal lobe
  • Identifies importance of temporal lobe to language and speech
  • Includes how temporal lobe interacts with other brain structures
  • Reviews disorders of temporal lobe including dementia, encephalitis, and more


Clinical neurologists

Table of Contents

  • Section I. Introduction
    1. The connectional anatomy of the temporal lobe
    2. Anatomy of the temporal lobe: From macro to micro
    Section II. Structure/functions of the T Lobe, as they emerge from studies in healthy participants and brain-damaged populations
    3. Music processing and amusia
    4. Cortical disorders of speech processing: Pure word deafness and auditory agnosia
    5. Neuroplasticity following cochlear implants
    6. Components of language processing and their long-term and working memory storage in the brain
    7. Cross-modal integration and plasticity in the superior temporal cortex
    8. Visual mental imagery: Inside the mind’s eyes
    9. The functions of the temporal-parietal junction
    10. Visual objects and their colors
    11. Face processing in the temporal lobe
    12. The neural underpinnings of word comprehension and production: The critical roles of the temporal lobes
    13. Domain-specific connectivity drives the organization of object knowledge in the temporal lobe
    14. The noun-verb distinction
    15. The neural correlates of abstract and concrete words
    16. Acquired dyslexias following temporal lesions
    17. Proper names and personal identity
    18. Neural correlates of recognition and naming of famous persons and landmarks: A special role for the left anterior temporal lobe
    19. The temporal lobes and memory
    20. Working memory and active sampling of the environment: Medial temporal contributions
    21. Amygdala function in emotion, cognition, and behavior
    22. Amygdala connectivity and implications for social cognition and disorders
    Section III. Diseases of/in the temporal lobe
    23. Neuropathology of the temporal lobe
    24. Frontotemporal dementia: A unique window on the functional role of the temporal lobes
    25. The temporal lobe in typical and atypical Alzheimer disease
    26. Limbic encephalitis
    27. Semiology, EEG, and neuroimaging findings in temporal lobe epilepsies
    28. Neuropsychology of temporal lobe epilepsies
    29. Surgery procedures in temporal lobe epilepsies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 28, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128234938

About the Series Volume Editors

Gabriele Miceli

Gabriele Miceli MD is senior professor of neurology at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento (also seconded to the Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, for the period 2018-2021). He leads the team “Cognitive Neuroscience of Language”. His clinical and research work focuses on the cognitive neuroscience of language. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Brain and Language and Cognitive Neuropsychology, and of the Advisory board of the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and of the Institut de Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale, Créteil.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Professor of Neurology, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy; Centro Interdisciplinare Linceo 'Beniamino Segre', Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, Italy

Paolo Bartolomeo

Paolo Bartolomeo, MD PhD is a neurologist and research director at the French biomedical research institute (Inserm). He leads the team “Physiological Investigations of Clinically Normal and Impaired Cognition” at the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) in Paris, France. He has developed extensive work in the field of cognitive neuroscience, in particular on human attention and perception, and on their deficits after brain damage. He is action editor for the journal Cortex.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sorbonne Université, Institut du Cerveau - Paris Brain Institute - ICM, Inserm, CNRS, AP-HP, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France

Vincent Navarro

Vincent Navarro, MD, PhD is full professor of neurology at Sorbonne Université. He leads the epilepsy Unit and the EEG laboratory, in the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, in Paris, France. He leads the Center of Reference for Rare Epilepsies for adults in Paris. He is co-director of the team “Dynamics of epileptic networks and neuronal excitability”, in the Paris Brain Institute. His clinical and research works focus on pathophysiology of focal epilepsies—based on in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological recordings—, on status epilepticus and autoimmune epilepsies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sorbonne Université, Paris Brain Institute – ICM, INSERM, CNRS, Paris, France; AP-HP, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, DMU Neurosciences, Epilepsy Unit and Clinical Neurophysiology Department, Paris, France; Center of Reference for Rare Epilepsies, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France

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