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visual cortex

the portion of the cerebral cortex of the brain that receives and processes impulses from the optic nerves. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • Sometimes the retina is so mechanically stimulated that a large portion of the visual cortex of the brain begins firing at once.
  • Signals from our eyes travel to the visual cortex at the back of the brain and then move forward to other regions.
  • Concentric circles, spirals, and grids are probably generated by neurons firing in the visual cortex and the retina.
  • The visual cortex is the largest part of the human brain.
  • In people who are born blind the visual cortex is completely unresponsive to any auditory or visual stimulation.
  • Those are parts of the visual cortex, parts of the motor cortex and certain motion-sensing areas deeper in the brain.
visual cortex in Medicine

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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