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Brain: Lingual gyrus
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Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere. (Lingual gyrus visible at left.)
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Medial surface of right cerebral hemisphere. (Lingual gyrus visible at right.)
Latin gyrus lingualis
Gray's subject #189 823
Part of Occiptal lobe
Artery Posterior cerebral
NeuroNames hier-140
NeuroLex ID birnlex_740

The lingual gyrus of the occipital lobe lies between the calcarine sulcus and the posterior part of the collateral sulcus; behind, it reaches the occipital pole; in front, it is continued on to the tentorial surface of the temporal lobe, and joins the hippocampal gyrus. The lingual gyrus is so-named because it resembles the tongue in shape.

This region is believed to play an important role in dreaming and vision, especially in recognizing words, regardless of size, font, etc.

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.

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