The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation

When Healthcare and the Arts Intersect: The Power of Visual Intelligence

October 20, 2021 Donna Gabriel, MS / Amy E. Herman, JD, MA Season 1 Episode 6
The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation
When Healthcare and the Arts Intersect: The Power of Visual Intelligence
Show Notes

In this episode, we talk with Amy Herman, a lawyer, art historian, and founder of The Art of Perception. She introduces us to the concept of "visual intelligence” and explains how, by examining works of art, people can refresh their sense of critical inquiry and improve performance and leadership skills. We also explore how visual intelligence directly affects patient care.  

During this episode, you will learn about:

  • The meaning of visual intelligence and how it can improve all areas of our lives 
  • What is possible when healthcare and the arts converge (including examples of published research)
  • How inattentional blindness can have detrimental effects on patient care and outcomes
  • The powerful difference between “observing” and “seeing”

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Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.