visual cortex

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Noun1.visual cortex - the cortical area that receives information from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus
cortical area, cortical region - any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
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Both the blobs and the space between them (inter-blobs) receive their input from parvocellular information, whereas it appears that magnocellular information projects to a layer within the primary visual cortex that doesn't contain this blob-structure.
Such studies have revealed that visual inputs don't reach consciousness as soon as they hit the primary visual cortex, as many researchers had thought.
They took a closer look at the BOLD signal from the primary visual cortex by experiments with participants in a two-by-two factorial design - the visual target "visible" versus "invisible" and attention "to" versus "away" from the target.
Once the brain has detected edges, the data are forwarded to the primary visual cortex in the occipital lobe (at the back of the brain).
As a result, it was found that neural response elicited by the stimuli at the attended location is amplified in the primary visual cortex (V1) and primary auditory cortex (A1) as they first arrive there.
In the study, published in the journal Current Biology, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans found that the subliminal image registered in the primary visual cortex of the brain.
In the visual system, higher level processing occurs in the striate cortex, also known as the primary visual cortex (Fig 2).
At the same time, PET showed decreases in regional cerebral blood flow in the primary visual cortex and the right extrastriate cortex.
Although cell layers in primary visual cortex associated with magnocellular input from the lateral geniculate nucleus do not show consistent differences between dyslexics and unimpaired readers, unimpaired readers, but not dyslexics, have larger neurons in the left than in the right cortex (Jenner, Rosen, & Galaburda, 1999).
Here, I propose to investigate the functions of neurons in layer-6 of primary visual cortex (V1) and their influence on connected neurons, i) in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of thalamus, and ii) to more superficially located V1 cells, during visual perception in non-human primates (NHP).