Inferotemporal cortex

Brain: Inferior temporal gyrus
Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. (Inferior temporal gyrus shown in orange.)
Latin gyrus temporalis inferior
Gray's subject #189 824
Part of Temporal lobe
Artery
Posterior cerebral
NeuroNames NeuroLex ID birnlex_1577

The inferior temporal gyrus is placed below the middle temporal gyrus, and is connected behind with the inferior occipital gyrus; it also extends around the infero-lateral border on to the inferior surface of the temporal lobe, where it is limited by the inferior sulcus. This region is one of the higher levels of the ventral stream of visual processing, associated with the representation of complex object features, such as global shape. It may also be involved in face perception, and in the recognition of numbers.[1]

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