The inferior temporal gyrus
is placed below the middle temporal sulcus
, and is connected behind with the inferior occipital gyrus
; it also extends around the infero-lateral border on to the inferior surface of the temporal lobe
, where it is limited by the inferior sulcus
. This region is one of the higher levels of the ventral stream
of visual processing, associated with the representation of complex object features, such as global shape. It may also be involved in face perception.