The extrastriate cortex is the region of the occipital cortex of the mammalian brain located next to the primary visual cortex, which is also named striate cortex because of its striped appearance in the microscope. The extrastriate cortex encompasses multiple functional areas, including V3, V4, V5/MT, which is sensitive to motion, or the extrastriate body area (EBA) used in the perception of human bodies.
Extrastriate cortex is shown in yellow on this picture of a brain (Brodmann area 19) and orange (Brodmann area 18). Striate cortex (Brodmann area 17) is shown in red.
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