Visualizing scientific inference

David C Gooding

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The sciences use a wide range of visual devices, practices, and imaging technologies. This diversity points to an important repertoire of visual methods that scientists use to adapt representations to meet the varied demands that their work places on cognitive processes. This paper identifies key features of the use of visualization in a range of scientific domains and considers the implications of this repertoire for understanding scientists as cognitive agents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-35
Number of pages21
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


  • visualization
  • visual models
  • perception
  • visual inference
  • cognition
  • imaging
  • discovery


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