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Definition of Lingual gyrus

Lingual gyrus: An area in the occipital lobe, the visual processing center in the brain. The lingual gyrus extends to the temporal lobe of the brain. A stroke damaging the lingual gyrus reportedly can cause a loss of dreaming, suggesting that the lingual gyrus plays a key role in generating or recalling dreams. The lingual gyrus is so-named because it resembles the tongue in shape.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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