We studied visual representation in the parietal cortex by recording whole-scalp neuromagnetic responses to luminance stimuli of varying eccentricities. The stimuli were semicircles (5.5 degrees in radius) presented at horizontal eccentricities from 0 degrees to 16 degrees, separately in the right and left hemifields. All stimuli evoked responses in the contralateral occipital and medial parietal areas. The waveforms and distributions of the occipital responses varied with stimulus side (left, right) and eccentricity, whereas the parietal responses were remarkably similar to all stimuli. The equivalent sources of the parietal signals clustered within 1 cm3 in the medial parieto–occipital sulcus and did not differ significantly between the stimuli. The strength of the parietal activation remained practically constant with increasing stimulus eccentricity, suggesting that the visual areas in the parieto–occipital sulcus lack the enhanced foveal representation typical of most other visual areas. This result strengthens our previous suggestion that the medial parieto–occipital sulcus is the human homologue of the monkey V6 complex, characterized by, for example, lack of retinotopy and the absence of relative foveal magnification.