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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From the pulvinar it leads to the associative cortices, including primary visual areas (Brodmann area 17), secondary visual areas (Brodmann areas 18 and 19), visual inferotemporal areas (Brodmann area 20), posterior parietal associative areas (Brodmann area 7), and frontal eye fields and prefrontal areas.
Primary visual cortex (Brodmann area 17) is located in cuneus and lingual gyri which is directly adjacent to the calcarin sulcus.