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The calcarine fissure
is an anatomical landmark located at the caudal end of the medial surface of the brain. Its name comes from the Latin "calcar" meaning "spur."
The calcarine sulcus begins near the occipital pole in two converging rami
Rami or RAMI can refer to:*Rami, the plural of ramus, literally a branch, as of a plant, nerve, or blood vessel*Specifically, rami are upward portions on both sides of the mandible...
and runs forward to a point a little below the splenium
The posterior end of the corpus callosum is the thickest part, and is termed the splenium .It overlaps the tela chorioidea of the third ventricle and the mid-brain, and ends in a thick, convex, free border....
of the corpus callosum
The corpus callosum , also known as the colossal commissure, is a wide, flat bundle of neural fibers beneath the cortex in the eutherian brain at the longitudinal fissure. It connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres and facilitates interhemispheric communication...
, where it is joined at an acute angle by the medial part of the parieto-occipital sulcus. The anterior part of this fissure gives rise to the prominence of the calcar avis
in the posterior cornu of the lateral ventricle.
The calcarine sulcus is where the primary visual cortex is concentrated. The central visual field is located in posterior portion of the calcarine sulcus and the peripheral visual field in the anterior portion.
- http://www2.umdnj.edu/~neuro/studyaid/Practical2000/Q31.htm - "The Visual Pathway from Below"
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