Medicine Studies 2 (3):161-173 (2010)
|Abstract||Given that many imaging technologies in biology and medicine are non-optical and generate data that is essentially numerical, it is a striking feature of these technologies that the data generated using them are most frequently displayed in the form of semi-naturalistic, photograph-like images. In this paper, I claim that three factors underlie this: (1) historical preferences, (2) the rhetorical power of images, and (3) the cognitive accessibility of data presented in the form of images. The third of these can be argued to provide an epistemic advantage to images, but I will further argue that this is often misleading and that images can in many cases be less informative than the corresponding mathematical data|
|Keywords||Imaging PET fMRI Images|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Earl W. Spurgin (2003). What's Wrong with Computer-Generated Images of Perfection in Advertising? Journal of Business Ethics 45 (3):257 - 268.
Roger Strand (2009). How to Understand Nano Images. Techné 13 (3):182-189.
Paul Lauritzen (2008). Visual Bioethics. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):50 – 56.
Zlatko Anguelov (1999). Quantitative Anatomy: Power Beyond the Images. [REVIEW] Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (6):501-516.
Megan Delehanty (2007). Perceiving Causation Via Videomicroscopy. Philosophy of Science 74 (5):996-1006.
Robert N. Audi (1978). The Ontological Status of Mental Images. Inquiry 21 (1-4):348-61.
Jörg R. J. Schirra (2005). Foundation of Computational Visualistics. Deutscher Universitätsverlag.
Douglas Cromey (2010). Avoiding Twisted Pixels: Ethical Guidelines for the Appropriate Use and Manipulation of Scientific Digital Images. Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (4):639-667.
Zhaohui Bao (2010). The Advantages, Shortcomings, and Existential Issues of Zhuangzi's Use of Images. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (2):196-211.
David Hodgson (2012). Identifying and Reconciling Two Images of “Man”. Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies 21.
Patricia Pisters (2011). Flashforward: The Future is Now. Deleuze Studies 5 (supplement):98-115.
Susan Keith, Carol B. Schwalbe & B. William Silcock (2006). Images in Ethics Codes in an Era of Violence and Tragedy. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (4):245 – 264.
Alejandro A. Vallega (2011). Displacements—Beyond the Coloniality of Images. Research in Phenomenology 41 (2):206-227.
Joseph Dumit (2003). Is It Me or My Brain? Depression and Neuroscientific Facts. Journal of Medical Humanities 24 (1/2):35-47.
Added to index2010-12-06
Total downloads26 ( #53,527 of 722,700 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #36,274 of 722,700 )
How can I increase my downloads?