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1. either extremity of any axis, as of the fetal ellipse or a body organ.
2. either one of two points that have opposite physical qualities (electric or other). adj., adj po´lar.
cephalic pole the end of the fetal ellipse at which the head of the fetus is situated.
frontal pole the most prominent part of the anterior end of each cerebral hemisphere.
occipital pole the posterior end of the occipital lobe of the brain.
pelvic pole the end of the fetal ellipse at which the breech of the fetus is situated.
temporal pole the prominent anterior end of the temporal lobe of the brain.
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tem·po·ral pole [TA] of cer·e·brum

the most prominent part of the anterior extremity of the temporal lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, a short distance below the fissure of Sylvius.
Synonym(s): polus temporalis [TA], temporal pole [TA]
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temporal pole

The anterior extremity of the temporal lobe.
See also: pole
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In the first half of life, the temporal pole (disinvolvement) dominates regeneration behavior (recreation) in response to a need for relief from the influence and demands of others (spouses, children, bosses, etc.) The strain of dependence and subordination of self (I-values) in the first half of life generates strong desires to escape.
Jiang, "Connectivity-based parcellation of the human temporal pole using diffusion tensor imaging," Cerebral Cortex, vol.
In addition, seed-based analysis highlighted a reduction of connectivity between the occipital lobe and two clusters mapping on the bilateral temporal pole, in particular with the hippocampus.
Price, "Differential connections of the temporal pole with the orbital and medial prefrontal networks in macaque monkeys," Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol.
In the left hemisphere, all of the regions found to be significantly hypoperfused are supplied by the MCA: the anterior and posterior superior and middle temporal gyri, temporal pole, angular gyrus, planum temporale, and parietal opercular cortex, whereas one left hemisphere region found to be hyperperfused is supplied by the ACA: the superior frontal gyrus.
In ESs, the between-groups comparison for object working memory versus baseline revealed left sided activations in the middle frontal gyrus (BA8 28 2 48), inferior parietal lobule (BA40 -44 -30 -52), temporal pole (BA38 -40 16 -5), and right-sided activations in superior frontal gyrus (BA8 -42 14 44) and premotor cortex (BA6 14 4 60).
This portion of the ILF complex runs lateral and inferior to the sagittal stratum of Sachs (SSS) until the infero-lateral part of the temporal pole, partially overlapping at this level with arcuate fasciculus terminations [29-31] (Figure 1(c)).
Surprisingly, comparison between early adolescence and young adults showed an extensive GMV loss throughout the whole brain, and only three areas showed no significance, which were left amygdale, right amygdale, and left middle temporal pole (Figure 2, P > 0.05).
Among the few fMRI studies which have focused on PS, Maguire and colleagues [47, 48] showed a greater activation of the medial prefrontal cortex, retrosplenial cortex, temporal pole, and temporoparietal junction when contrasting personal with general knowledge.
In the within-group contrasts, both the aphasia group and control group activated the right superior temporal sulcus (STS), STG, temporal pole, and central sulcus.