Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

pp 684-684

Cerebro-cortical Area V5

Definition

One of the many cortical visual areas lying outside area V1, with which it is reciprocally connected. A majority of its cells are responsive to motion and usually in a given direction only. It is thus specialized for visual motion and damage to it leads to the syndrome of cerebral akinetopsia.

Extrastriate Visual Cortex

Visual Motion Processing

Visual Neuropsychology

Visual Perception

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