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Don’t Just Visualize DataVisceralize It

The title of this post borrows from ideas presented by Sha Hwang at the Visualized conference in New York City several weeks ago: He kicked off the data-visualization event with a talk that—in effect—challenged the audience to take a step back...

STAFFFebruary 18, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Have Pain? Are You Crazy? Rare Diseases Pt. 2

Its all in your head, patients with unexplained pain or unexpected symptoms often hear. My recent post on rare diseases and pediatric pain clearly resonated with a number of people, prompting my immersion in the medical literature and speaking with some experts and patients about these topics and about the difficulties patients with atypical symptoms [...]..

February 18, 2014 — Judy Stone


There was a very large lesion in his left frontal lobe, and no one knew what it was. He had been admitted earlier that day, after a neighbor found him in the hallway, confused and covered in urine...

February 17, 2014 — Shara Yurkiewicz

Blind athletes provide clues about the nature of our emotions.

One of the most important ways that we learn how to interact with the world around us is through observational learning. By watching how our friends and family members behave, we learn at a very young age how to do things like turn on a lightbulb, open a door, or play with a doll, without [...]..

February 17, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Professors, we need you to do more!

though we can’t be bothered to notice all the work you’re already doing, to acknowledge the ways in which the explicit and implicit conditions of your employment make it extremely difficult to do it, or the ways in which other cultural forces, including the pronouncements of New York Times columnists, make the “more” we’re exhorting [...]..

February 16, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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