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Visual cortex

Name: Visual cortex
Description: A region of cortex that is involved in vision
Synonym(s): Visual area
Is part of: Visual system
Has role: Sensory cortex, Electrophysiology concept
Super-category: Functional part of brain
*Id: UBERON:0000411
Related to: Visual system function, Visual system
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Categories related to Visual cortex

Visual map

Axons in Visual cortex

Neocortex primary visual layer 5 callosal cell, Thalamus geniculate nucleus (lateral) principal neuron are neurons or parts of neurons whose axons can be found in Visual cortex or its parts.

Inferred incoming projections for Visual cortex

The following brain regions send axons into Visual cortex: Claustrum. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.

FMAID 242644 oen_0001103

Inferred class

A list of all cortical areas that have are typically considered to have a significant role in vision. This list is generated programmatically from the property Has role=Visual system function assigned to members of the Cortical parcel class. To add to this list, go to the category page for the type of neuron you are interested in adding and add "Visual system function" to the "Has role" field in the PONS form.

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Bandrow, Memartone, Whetzel


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Facts about Visual cortexRDF feed
CommentReplaced oen identifier with UBERON identifier. UBERON takes precedence as it is a core community ontology.
CurationStatusgraph position temporary  +
CuratorMaryann Martone  +
DefinitionA region of cortex that is involved in vision
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Has roleSensory cortex  +, and Electrophysiology concept  +
IdUBERON:0000411  +
Is part ofVisual system  +
LabelVisual cortex  +
ModifiedDate12 August 2014  +
RelatedToVisual system function  +, and Visual system  +
SuperCategoryFunctional part of brain  +
SynonymVisual area  +