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occipital lobe


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The lobe at the back of each cerebral hemisphere, separated on its lateral or outer surface from the parietal lobe and temporal lobe by an imaginary line from the top of the parieto-occipital sulcus to the pre-occipital notch and on its medial surface by the parieto-occipital sulcus. It is devoted almost entirely to vision and contains the primary visual cortex (Area V1) in the gyri on both sides of the calcarine sulcus. See also lobe.

Subjects: Psychology.


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