Thursday, March 8, 2007

Scott: Questions for Richard

From: Jill Scott
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 15:00:07 +0100

To Richard-from Jill

Hello. I read your posting with interest and I have some questions*. I would love to have your response.

1. Could you imagine that the use of more poetic visual metaphors by artist may help to translate certain perspectives of your research to the general public? Or do you think that public images in neuroscience journals always have to be literal representations?

2. Do you think that the actual process of working with an artist helped you to think "out of the box" and if so in what way did it actually affect your "sense of meaning about events under the microscope"?

3. In many neuroscience labs behavioural attributes in relation to neural research are drawn by trained Scientific Visualization experts and their drawings often appear in power point presentations in conferences. What is the difference for you between interpretation, visualization, illustration and simulation? Do interpretations only help to understand research processes when the artist has a very solid understanding of the research?

Jill Scott

*See Wingate’s post

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