CALCARINE AREA

n. the region which surrounds the calcarine sulcus (or calcarine fissure). It is found at the medial surface of the brain's occipital lobe. Covering both the striate and prestriate cortex, it is where the primary visual cortex is located.

CALCARINE AREA: "The calcarine area is part of the occipital lobe, and it surrounds a fissure known as the calcarine sulcus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CALCARINE AREA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/calcarine-area/ (accessed December 11, 2019).
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