Temporal Lobes – There are two temporal lobes, one on each side of the brain located at about the level of the ears. These lobes allow a person to tell one smell from another and one sound from another. They also help in sorting new information and are believed to be responsible for short-term memory.
Right Lobe – Mainly involved in visual memory (i.e., memory for pictures and faces).
Left Lobe – Mainly involved in verbal memory (i.e., memory for words and names).