The Temporalis Muscle is one of the muscles of mastication. It covers most of the left and right temporal bone. It arises from the temporal fossa, a shallow depression on both sides of the skull by the temporal lines and terminating below the level of the zygomatic arch. The temporalis is responsible for closing (or elevating) the lower jaw. It's connected to the coronoid process of the mandible.
In Anomalous Medical, you can explore the temporalis muscle and the rest of the muscles of masication. Anomalous Medical provides a 3D interactive envrionment that allows you to rotate the models in real time. Download the Anomalous Medical demo and began exploring the temporalis and the rest of the muscles of mastication.
The screenshots below are from the software. The first screenshot shows the temporalis in relationship to the skull and other surrounding anatomy. The second screenshot shows a highlighted temporalis muscle.