Like the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes, which respond to and process information from a number of modalities, the occipital lobe contains neurons that, although predominantly concerned with the analysis of visual stimuli (i.e., areas 17, 18, and 19), respond to vestibular, acoustic, or somesthetic input as well (Jung, 1961).


Visual Cortex Superior Colliculus Occipital Lobe Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Striate Cortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rhawn Joseph
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  1. 1.Neurobehavioral CenterSanta ClaraUSA

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