The function of the secondary visual area is to

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Unformatted text preview: r s ta n d s p o k e n s p e e c h a n d w r itte n s y m b o ls . W h ic h a r e a o f th e c e r e b r a l c o r te x is d a m a g e d in th is p a tie n t? The understanding of written speech requires the normal functioning of a secondary visual area of the cerebral cortex, which is situated in the walls of the posterior part of the calcarine sulcus on the medial and lateral surfaces of the cerebral hemisphere. The function of the secondary visual area is to relate visual information received by the primary visual area to past visual experiences. This information is then passed on to the dominant angular gyrus and relayed to the anterior part of Wernicke's speech area. Quiz on Thalamus & Cortex A n 1 8 y e a r o ld b o y r e c e iv e d a g u n s h o t w o u n d th a t s e v e r e ly d a m a g e d h is le ft p r e c e n tr a l g y r u s . O n r e c o v e r in g fr o m th e in c id e n t, h e le ft th e h o s p ita l w ith a s p a s tic p a r a ly s is o f th e r ig h t a r m a n d le g . T h e p a tie n t, h o w e v e r , s till p o s s e s s e d s o m e c o a r s e v o lu n ta r y m o v e m e n ts o f th e r ig h t s h o u ld...
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course NEUROSCIEN Neuroanato taught by Professor Skeen during the Fall '09 term at University of Delaware.

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