Middle Temporal Gyrus

Middle Temporal Gyrus

Sumit Karia MD

The Common Vein Copyright 2010



The middle temporal gyrus is placed between the superior and middle temporal sulci. Posteriorly, it communicates with the angular gyrus and with the second occipital gyrus.

Its cortical thickness is greater; granular cells are less abundant. Layer I is wider.


It is an associational cortical area that analyses visual signals related to object form and motion.