area 18 of Brodmann (human)
Acronym: 18
The term area 18 of Brodmann (human) refers to a subdivision of the cytoarchitecturally defined occipital region of cerebral cortex. In the human it is located in parts of the cuneus, the lingual gyrus and the middle occipital gyrus (human) of the occipital lobe. Cytoarchitecturally it is bounded on one side by the area 17 of Brodmann (human), from which it is distinguished by absence of a band of Gennari, and on the other by the area 19 of Brodmann (human) ( Brodmann-1909 ).

Also known as: Brodmann's area 18, parastriate area, secondary visual area, visual area II, Area occipitalis


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