Talk:Occipital lobe

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this really should be incorporated into the article and removed from this page Paskari 16:12, 1 February 2007 (UTC)


The article discusses the secondary and tertiary visual regions and then two paragraphs later has a one sentence paragraph stating that the occipital lobe contains the primary visual cortex. Visual information entering the brain projects to the primary visual cortex, then to the secondary visual areas, then to the tertiary visual areas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:52, 6 January 2017 (UTC)


this article is a little confusing. Is the primary visual cortex completely encapsulated within the occipital lobe? If so, is occipital lobe another word for visual cortex? Paskari 16:12, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

It is also the part of the brain where dreams come from. A large part of our subconscious is in the occipital lobe. I've removed the sentence that said the visual aspect of the lobe is the most significant function. That's strictly editorializing. Gingermint (talk) 00:12, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Can you give any justification for those statements? The occipital lobe is small and pretty much entirely taken up by visual cortex, so I'm inclined to reverse your changes, but would rather discuss it first. Looie496 (talk) 17:16, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your consideration. The following page is of some interest:

I will not go so far as to say the occipital lobe is "the visual cortex" as this isn't the 1970s and we know that it does more than just the visual. I am not, at all, suggesting that the occipital lobe DOES NOT have anything to do with vision. It absolutely does. It just does more. (talk) 07:23, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately the Gray's drawing is reversed from the upper drawing[edit]

So much confusion, so little time. (Unfortunately, the artists (if there are any) have to do this reversal. Otherwise I'd do it.) Bill Wvbailey (talk) 00:00, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


It seems that ther are connections between the occipital lobes and the corpus callosum. Does someone know enough about this to include it? Myrvin (talk) 20:14, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

The corpus callosum is itself nothing more than a set of connections, the connections that pass between the two sides of the brain. So, it wouldn't really make sense to say that the occipital lobe is connected to the corpus callosum -- it would make sense to say that it is connected to the opposite side of the brain via the corpus callosum, but that's true for just about every part of the cerebral cortex. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 21:00, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. But I am thinking of the particular connections via the CC. The CC has been mapped to show at what location connections from the brain enter and leave it. From Wikipedia, you might assume that the way info gets from the left visual system to the right (and vv) is very diffuse. In fact there are direct connections. The article on CC has something about this, but it seems more concerned with gender stuff than the anatomical and functional. Myrvin (talk) 08:16, 27 January 2010 (UTC)


The rotating diagram of the brain is a great idea, but our perceptual system is designed to pay attention to movement, so the rotation is a constant source of distraction when reading the article text. For this reason, the user should be able to stop the rotation. This observation applies to animation inserts in all articles, including the articles on the four cerebral lobes: frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal. Fibbit (talk) 20:01, 15 January 2012 (UTC)