Inferior Temporal Gyrus

Inferior Temporal Gyrus

Sumit Karia

The Common Vein Copyright 2010



The inferior temporal gyrus is located between the inferior temporal sulcus and the inferior border of the cerebral hemisphere. It communicates with the third occipital gyrus.

It has abundant small cell types compared to number of pyramidal cells, and a very dense layer IV.


The inferior temporal gyrus receives abundant fibers from the striate and parastriate cortex in the occipital lobe. They then make numerous connections to the limbic, rhinencephalic, orbitofrontal, parietal, and occipital cortices. Intimately interconnecting vision and hearing functions. It also mediates the perception of visual form and color, and coordinates visual fixation.