Occipital Visual Pathways

Marco Catani and Michel Thiebaut de Schotten

in Atlas of Human Brain Connections

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Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199541164
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753268 | DOI:
Occipital Visual Pathways

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In the occipital lobe, a system of short and long tracts is dedicated to visual processing of faces, objects, letters, and space. Along this system it is possible to recognize three main classes of white matter connections: optic radiation, autochthonous fibres (short association or U-shaped fibres connecting adjacent occipital gyri), and long association fibres connecting occipital lobe with more anterior brain regions. A fourth group of commissural fibres connect the two occipital lobes (see Chapter 9).

Chapter.  11480 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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