Visual Center of the Brain

Monday, June 1, 2009

The visual center of the brain is located in the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex. The visual center comprises the primary visual cortex, which is Brodmann area 17, commonly called V1, of both cerebral hemispheres.

The visual center of the brain receives and processes the images from the eye retina that arrives via the optic nerves and optic chiasma. It projects these images into parietal and temporal areas of the cortex known as dorsal stream and ventral stream respectively.