visual cortex

noun
the portion of the cerebral cortex of the brain that receives and processes impulses from the optic nerves.
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visual cortex n.
The region of the cerebral cortex occupying the entire surface of the occipital lobe and receiving the visual data from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus. Also called visual area.

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In the visual cortex each level computes one level of instruction.
He showed that by stimulating visual cortex, you can get people to see stars or
  flashes of light.
Similarly, our visual cortex can accommodate all sorts of altered data.
Also relatively tranquilized is the primary visual cortex, recipient of visual
  signals from the outside world.
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