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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Mellet recorded regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) while subjects performed a task that required high-resolution visual mental imagery, in order to address the controversy regarding activation of the primary visual area during visual mental imagery (Mellet, Tzourio-Mazoyer, Bricogne, Mazoyer, Kosslyn, & Denis, 2000).
Most research has been directed towards the need of activation of primary visual areas during imagery.
The subsiding question is whether those images are based upon contributions from primary visual areas or higher visual areas, or if visual imagery and visual perception share the same mechanisms and cortical areas.