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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N70 reflects the activity of the fovea and the primary visual cortex while N145 reflects the activity of the visual association area.
Nevertheless, although it is difficult to distinguish activity in primary visual cortex from that in visual association areas on the basis of those techniques, the ERP results suggest that primary visual cortex is probably not involved: imagery has its earliest effect on the visual ERP at the latency of the first negative component with a presumed extra-striate origin (Farah, 1989).
Activation of V1 or immediate visual association areas is not a prerequisite for visual imagery for the patterns.