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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Mar 12, 2023

Are you ready to see the world in a whole new way? Join us for an exciting episode of Neurocareers, where we explore the cutting-edge world of high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) and human visual processing with the brilliant Dr. Shahin Nasr! In this episode, we dive deep into the science of high-resolution fMRI, exploring how it's helping us to better understand how the human brain processes and perceives visual information.

With Dr. Nasr's expert guidance, we'll explore the latest cutting-edge research in visual perception and career development in this exciting field. Dr. Nasr used an ultra-high-field (7 Tesla) scanner at the Martinos Center for his groundbreaking studies. This allowed him and his colleagues to discover small, non-overlapping sites in the human visual cortex that encode motion and depth perception (stereopsis). These sites are selectively connected, forming two channels within the visual system.

This groundbreaking finding challenges our current understanding of how fundamental visual features are encoded within the brain, and opens the door for future studies on the link between perceptual impairments and dysfunctions in these channels.

Whether you're a scientist, student, or simply curious about how your brain works, this episode is not to be missed!

So sit back, relax, and join us for fun and engaging conversation with one of the world's leading experts in high-resolution fMRI and human visual processing. Trust us, your brain will thank you for it!

About the Podcast Guest:

Dr. Nasr, an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, is a true trailblazer in visual processing. With a Ph.D. in neuroscience, he is passionate about understanding visual perception in human and non-human primate brains and exploring the impairments caused by neurodegenerative and developmental disorders like Huntington's disease and Amblyopia.

You can learn more about Dr. Nasr's work and opportunities in neuroscience research by following these links:

Dr. Nasr's groundbreaking work on visual processing:

Women in Science:

Nature article about Iran and Dr. Esteky:  (by Alison Abbott)
You can connect with Dr. Nasr by using these links:

About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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