occipital lobe


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to occipital lobe: frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe

occipital lobe

[äk′sip·əd·əl ¦lōb]
(anatomy)
The posterior lobe of the cerebrum having the form of a three-sided pyramid.
References in periodicals archive ?
People with Creutzfeldt-Jakob lose control of their limbs and their emotions - and, the Primary Care Companion article notes, could experience hallucinations when the condition affects the occipital lobe.
The majority of the VEP signal is from neurons in the striate cortex at the posterior tip of the occipital lobe known as VI.
A corresponding fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) image (FIGURE 1B) shows an abnormal parenchymal signal and hyperintensity in the left occipital lobe, which is the area of the stroke.
11] Our case is probably the first CPP to be reported in the occipital lobe.
Microscopic examination of the HLA-DR and CD68 (DakoCytomation, Glostrup, Denmark) immunostains did not show any significant differences in the distribution and cellularity of macrophages or in activated microglial cells throughout the telencephalon and were almost absent inside the encephalomalacic pseudocyst of the right occipital lobe.
Vasogenic edema has been demonstrated in MRI, typically in the subcortical white matter, partially symmetrically in the parietal and occipital lobes and sometimes in the cortex (1).
There has been considerable recent interest in temporal and frontal lobe epileptic syndromes and less attention has been paid to parietal and occipital lobe epilepsies (4).
Bartynski and Boardman [4] suggested the presence of focal or confluent vasogenic edema in the "posterior" parietal or occipital lobe region as well as in additional regions that are most commonly involved such as the frontal lobes, inferior temporal-occipital region, and cerebellum.
Where visual memories are placed in the occipital lobe, emotions are placed in the frontal lobe and language is stored in the left temporal lobe much like sorting cards into a rolodex.
Vision localizes to the occipital lobe and is easiest to identify by history assessment and complex figure drawing.
The researchers estimated Braak stages corresponding to stereotypical progression patterns in 149 (86%) of the 173 test subjects, while another 12 (7%) had relative sparing of the hippocampus, occipital lobe, or both, but fit predefined variants (2 with atypical Braak stage IV and 10 with atypical Braak stage V profiles).
The subsequent MRI performed 12 hours later (Figure 7) performed for the possibility of an underlying mass reveals progression with infarction of the right temporal and occipital lobe superimposed on the temporal lobe hemorrhage.