Your temporal lobes are the part of your brain where many of your conscious memories are stored.
Your memories are organised, a bit like a library is organised, into sections, and sub-sections and sub-sub sections, and so on.
There are two temporal lobes, one on the right side of the brain (right temporal lobe) and one on the left side of the brain (left temporal lobe).
Usually the memories stored in the left temporal lobe tend to be of symbols and systems, including our memories of:
The memories stored in the right temporal lobe are more likely to be of multi-layered organic experiences, like our memories of:
Our left and right temporal lobes work together, so when you looked at the horses, recognising the horse shape would likely be from your left temporal lobe.
If you are a lover of horses, and this brings together a joy of watching the way they move, with a love of their beauty and finesse, this complex memory of horses, which is multi layered and has been built over time, organically and emotionally, is in your right temporal lobe.
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