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The animations are for the animals? Very interesting!

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Jeremy Swan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We've done some work recently, making animated stimuli for animal
> research, leading to multiple publications (at last count, 5).
>
> I think this is a new frontier, ripe for exploration, especially
> interactive graphics.
>
> -Jeremy
>
> Sent from iPhone
>
> On Apr 9, 2015, at 2:19 PM, barrett klein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Dear Lore,
>
> I'm glad this article is of interest to you and I wholly agree with
> everything you wrote.  It is not in vogue to conduct descriptive science,
> for the most part, but we do see new imaging techniques contributing
> visually to certain branches of science.  I am pursuing a new study beyond
> behavior that might address these changes.
>
> Again, thank you for expressing interest.
>
> cheers,
> barrett
>
> barrett klein
> Department of Biology
> University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
> 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI
> www.pupating.org
>
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for sharing your article Barrett. Your finding that SOIs are not
>> replacing illustrations in any great number is interesting. Tinbergen was
>> certainly right that much less descriptive work is done but I think there
>> are deeper reasons for that than just 'it's already been done'. So many of
>> today's ecological researchers are fearful of doing any descriptive because
>> of the perception that it is soft, or popular. In our tenure driven world
>> that's a big problem. I wonder if researchers in areas of science that
>> operate on the micro or macro level are more likely to use images now days
>> since technology has opened the door to all kinds of "new and exciting"
>> imagery. Hope that makes sense - just getting over the flu and still a
>> little dopey!
>>
>> Lore
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 8:20 PM, barrett klein <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I thought some might be interested in a new paper Tom Seeley and I just
>>> published, investigating the use of visuals in animal behavior
>>> publications.  We found that images have precipitously declined over the
>>> course of behavior journals' histories--- I would argue to the detriment of
>>> the field.  I am excited about the potential this paper has to make fellow
>>> scientists reflect on the value of visuals to convey concepts and ideas in
>>> biology, as well as to inspire our audience.
>>>
>>> A link to the paper:
>>>
>>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2y3yUcoZ_vSdnY2Mnc4ZzNkVzA/view?usp=sharing
>>>
>>> The publication will appear in print in the May issue of Animal
>>> Behaviour.
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> barrett
>>>
>>> barrett klein
>>> Department of Biology
>>> University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
>>> 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI
>>> www.pupating.org
>>>
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>>
>>
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