Visual Cortex

The visual cortex is located in the occipital lobe of the brain and is primarily responsible for interpreting and processing visual information received from the eyes. The primary visual cortex (V1) is located in and around the calcarine fissure in the occipital lobe. The information received comes from the contralateral (opposite side) visual field.

Primary visual cortex (V1)

Visual area two (V2 or prestriate cortex)

Visual area three (V3)

Visual area four (V4)

Visual area five (V5 or middle temporal visual area)

Visual area six (V6 or dorsomedial area)

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