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Occipital Cortex

The occipital cortex is the area at the back of the brain, where retinotopic projections from the retina of the eye are taken to be processed.

See also: Retinotopic, Retinotopy, Somatotopy

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Can culture dictate the way we see?
The way the primary visual cortex in the brain develops, may not be hardwired after all, but may develop according to experience, according to some fairly stunning revelations from the University of Illinois in Urbana, US, in early 2007.


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Whether it?s the sound of a speeding car approaching from out of the blue, or the faint echo of footsteps following you along a dark street, such looming sounds not only make our ears prick up - but help us see better too.


Portions of Albert Einsteinís brain have been found to be unlike those of most people and could be related to his extraordinary cognitive abilities, according to a new study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean F...

In a new fMRI study conducted in the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Research Laboratory (Montpellier I University, France) and published by Elsevier in the February 2009 issue of Cortex, researchers found differences among male an...

Portions of the brain that activate when people view pictures of objects compared to scrambled images can also be activated by touch alone, confirms a new report published online on May 28th in Current Biology.

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On the spur of hearing one brain modelling project is being shut down, we bring news of another one starting up. An ambitious project to model the cerebral...