Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Art is truly a life saver, and now research backs that up. No kidding.
Med students who studied art developed sharper visual perception and made far more accurate diagnoses than the med students without the art training.
Studying art helped train the students to be better observers and to see things more clearly.
When budgets are cut for governmental or educational programs, the arts are usually cut first as they are deemed frivolous.
Is a doctor who can examine you with great visual acuity frivolous? Or the doctor who first notices signs of cancer or disease? Hmmm, I think not.
Read here for the study:
Posted by Susan at 3:23 AM