COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCEMemory impairment in humans after bilateral damage to lateral temporal neocortexCheung, Mei-Chun; Chan, Agnes S.CAAuthor Information Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China CACorresponding Author: email@example.com Received 14 November 2002; accepted 7 January 2003 NeuroReport: March 3rd, 2003 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 371-374 Buy SDC Abstract The hippocampus and its adjacent medial temporal regions are crucial for episodic memory. However, it is far less obvious whether other temporal regions beyond the medial part are important for memory processing. The memory performance of a group of patients with bilateral lesions over the lateral temporal lobe sparing the hippocampus was assessed and compared with that of patients with relatively spared cortex and patients with bilateral damage to the lateral temporal lobe and the hippocampus. The results demonstrate that bilateral damage to the lateral temporal lobe results in memory impairment across verbal and visual modalities. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.