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Constructing Scientific Figures

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Much of science is expressed through words and numbers. At the same time, humans are visual creatures, and inside our brains, pictures can be understood without words or numbers. For instance, you automatically absorb things from this picture of a plane flying over the grand canyon:

In the human brain, pictures go directly to visual centers, where they register in the topology of the brain’s cellular architecture. Pictures tell us things unavailable through words or numbers. For this reason, you can bring more and different information to your readers by including pictures.

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(2009). Constructing Scientific Figures. In: From Research to Manuscript. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9467-5_5

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