lingual gyrus
Acronym: LiG
The term lingual gyrus refers to the major convolution on the ventral surface of the occipital lobe. Identified by dissection, in the human it is separated from the isthmus of the cingulate gyrus rostrally by the anterior calcarine sulcus, from the cuneus dorsally by the calcarine sulcus, and from the fusiform gyrus laterally by the collateral sulcus. ( Duvernoy-1992; Ono-1990 ). The boundaries in the macaque are similar except that it is separated from the inferior occipital gyrus caudally by the occipitotemporal sulcus ( Martin-2000 ). It has no topological equivalent in the smooth cerebral cortex of the rat or mouse ( NeuroNames ).

Also known as: medial occipitotemporal gyrus, Gyrus lingualisNeuroNames ID : 158

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