Definitions for "Primary visual cortex"
The largest area in the occipital lobe, where the thalamus projects the image. go to glossary index
The region of the cerebral cortex at the back of the brain, to which the LGN relays information from the eyes. Also known as the "striate cortex." From there the information is sent to higher visual areas.
An area of the occipital lobe that performs the first stage of cortical visual processing. It receives inputs from the retina via the dLGN and sends outputs to other areas of the visual cortex. Also referred to as V1, striate cortex, and area 17.