Heschl's gyrus

Heschl's gyrus, also known as transverse temporal gyrus, is part of the temporal lobe and contains the primary auditory cortex (Brodmann area 41). It is entirely hidden within the Sylvian fissure, with the planum temporale and superior temporal gyrus located lateral to it. 

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 31775
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Transverse temporal gyrus
  • Heschl's gyrus
  • Brodmann area 41
  • Heschl gyrus

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Cases and figures

  • Ascending auditory pathway (annotated MRI)
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