Lingual gyrus


Lingual gyrus

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Latin = gyrus lingualis
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GrayPage = 823


Caption = Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere. (Lingual gyrus visible at left.)


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IsPartOf = Occiptal lobe
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Artery = Posterior cerebral
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The lingual gyrus of the occipital lobe lies between the calcarine sulcus and the posterior part of the collateral sulcus; behind, it reaches the occipital pole; in front, it is continued on to the tentorial surface of the temporal lobe, and joins the hippocampal gyrus. The lingual gyrus is so-named because it resembles the tongue in shape.

This region is believed to play an important role in dreaming and vision, especially in recognizing words, regardless of size, font, etc.

External links

* [http://208.164.121.55/hbm2003/abstract/abstract1296.htm Reading of Handwritten and Printed Text: An fMRI Study]


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