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Temporal Lobe

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Temporal Lobe, Temporal Lobe Function, Cerebral Temporal Lobe

  • History
  • Findings of pathology (e.g. Tumor)
  1. Behavior change
  2. Autistic symptoms
  3. Memory loss
  • Exam
  • Dominant or Standard Aphasia Testing (normal findings)
  1. Spontaneous speech
  2. Repetition
  3. Comprehension
  4. Writing
  5. Naming
  • Exam
  • Non-Dominant or Affect Interpretation (normal findings)
  1. Patient names affect in photo of faces or conveyed in examiner's voice
  1. Complex Partial Seizures or Generalized Seizures
  2. Quadrantanopia (Vision Loss or anopia in a visual field quadrant)
  3. Behavioral alterations