A subdivision of the cytoarchitecturally defined occipital region of cerebral cortex in the human. Defined by the band of Gennari, which gives it the name striate (furrowed) area, it occupies the banks of the calcarine sulcus which are located in the cuneus and the lingual gyrus of the occipital lobe. Cytoarchitecturally it is bounded by the area 18 of Brodmann (human) which surrounds it ( Brodmann-1909 ). In the mouse ( Paxinos-2001 ) and the rat ( Swanson-1998 ) it is located on the dorsolateral surface of the cerebral hemisphere[BrainInfo]. [ BrainInfo:2102 ]

Synonyms: b09-17 Brodmann area 17 striate cortex area 17 of Brodmann-1909 BA17 Brodmann (1909) area 17 Brodmann area 17, striate

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

B09-17 [ BIRNLEX:1748 NIFSTD:SumsDB_abbrevSource ]

depicted by


external ontology notes

We explicitly merge two FMA classes here, as BA17 is equivalent to V1. In future these may be separated into functional and cytoarchitecturally defined regions with an overlaps relationship between them

has related synonym

visual association area

visual area one

occipital visual neocortex

Brodmann area 17

nerve X

area striata

visual area V1

area 17 of Brodmann

striate area

calcarine cortex

primary visual area



visual association cortex