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Visual neural circuitry study published in Nature

Dr. Prakash Kara, adjunct assistant professor and assistant professor of neurosciences at Medical University of South Carolina, was published in Nature this year. The study explains how his imaging technology has uncovered micro-architecture of brain cells that process visual information.

Circuits within the brain that process 3D information, claim Kara and his colleagues, occur in an organization that is optimal to the alignment of other functional visual maps of the brain. The neural architecture, or the mapping of multiple aspects of vision, is likely related directly to neural blindness; therefore, this research may lead to some conclusions regarding the wiring of neural circuits in childhood disorders.

Nature is an international weekly science journal renowned for its publication of novel scholarly studies. Recognition through publication in the journal is prestigious and signifies a milestone development within the neurological sciences.