Pencil and paper. A unique set of tools facilitate thinking and hypothesis generation.

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Creating pictures is integral to scientific thinking. In the visualization process, putting pencil to paper is an essential act of inward reflec- tion and outward expression. It is a constructive activity that makes our thinking specific and explicit. Compared to other constructive approaches such as writing or verbal explanations, visual representa- tion places distinct demands on our reasoning skills by forcing us to contextualize our understanding spatially.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Methods
Pages (from-to)1037
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2012

    Research areas

  • Scientific visualization

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