Tangential Symbols: Using Visual Symbolization to Teach Pharmacological Principles of Drug Addiction to International Audiences

  title={Tangential Symbols: Using Visual Symbolization to Teach Pharmacological Principles of Drug Addiction to International Audiences},
  author={A. James Giannini},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  • A. Giannini
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Visual art was used to teach the biopsychiatric model of addiction to audiences in the Caribbean, Europe and Mideast. Art slides were tangentially linked to slides of pharmacological data. Stylistically dense art was processed by the intuitive right brain while spare notational pharmacological data was processed by the intellectual (rationalistic) left brain. Simultaneous presentation of these data enhanced attention and retention. This teaching paradigm was based on the nonliterate methods… 
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