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EPSCoR: Strengthening the Nation's Convergent Connection, Text Slide 10 of 29

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Slide Words: EPSCoR, Active synergy between principles and practices

Slide Image: This composite of layer 2-3 pyramidal cells in the visual cortex depicts a volley of "spikes" emerging from the cell bodies and traveling down their axons. The pyramidal cells in the primary visual cortex process visual information received from the retina (via the lateral geniculate nucleus) and begin the task of converting the image into an understandable scene. These cells send their output to other layers within the primary visual cortex, as well as to cells in other parts of the brain.

Image Credit : Greg Hood, John Burkardt, Greg Foss; Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
From NSF Olpa Image Library

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