Memory and imagery in the temporal lobe

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1993 Apr;3(2):166-70. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(93)90205-d.


Experimental and clinical studies in primates indicate that visual information is stored and retrieved by interactions between the temporal association area and the medial temporal lobe structures. Recent findings from single-neuron recordings have provided new evidence that perceptual aspects of the temporal neocortex are closely related to its memory function based on association. They further suggest that imagery is also implemented by the same neural mechanism that subserves memory retrieval.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Memory / physiology*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology
  • Temporal Lobe / cytology
  • Temporal Lobe / physiology*