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Occipital Pole

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

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The occipital pole is a portion of the occipital lobe and can be found in the posterior part. It forms the back portion of each cerebral hemisphere and is separated from the cerebellum by a shelf-like extension, called the tentorium cerebelli. There is no distinct boundary between the occipital lobe and the parietal lobe neither in front of it nor with the temporal lobe that lies under it. Its sensorymycontentbreak areas are responsible for vision. The associated regions function to combine visual images with other sensory experiences.