The Human Primary Visual Cortex

  • Rodrigo O. Kuljis
Part of the Cerebral Cortex book series (CECO, volume 10)


The human primary visual (striate) cortex was one of the first specialized regions identified in the cerebral cortex (Gennari, 1782). Because of its unique anatomical organization and the striking clinical deficits that result from lesions to it (Rizzo, this volume), this region has received nearly continuous attention for over two centuries, making it the best understood of all cortical areas in the human brain.


Visual Cortex Pyramidal Neuron Senile Plaque Primary Visual Cortex Macaque Monkey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo O. Kuljis
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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