Receptive Fields for the Visual Sensory System
V1 (vision) Visual Area 1, or V1, is used for vision, via the visual system to the primary visual cortex.
The primary visual cortex is striate cortex or V1/Brodmann area 17/BA17, located in and around the calcarine fissure in the occipital lobe.
V1 transmits information to two primary pathways.
The dorsal stream begins with V1, through Visual area V2, then to the dorsomedial area and Visual area MT (also known as V5) and to the inferior parietal lobule. It is responsible for motion, representation of object locations.
The ventral stream begins with V1, goes through Visual area V2, then through Visual area V4, and to the inferior temporal lobe. It is associated with form recognition and object representation, It is also responsible for storage of long-term memory.