‍The Visual Cortex are the visual processing areas of cortex in the Occipital Lobes and Temporal Lobes.

In Your Own Words

  • Constructs our moving picture of the outside world.
  • Has separate cortical areas for processing of color, shape, movement, shading, recognition of human faces, and perception of the human body.
  • Relies on areas in the Parietal Lobes to locate objects in space.
  • Works with temporal regions to produce visual memories.
  • Your "mind's eye"


  • While thinking about your best friend, you visualize their face being in front of youexternal image VisualPathways.jpg.