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Diagnosing X-rays in a split second

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A radiologist looks at an X-ray for only a split-second and correctly diagnoses it! How is it possible that such a complex task is correctly performed so quickly? To what extent does the context drive this process? How does this skill develop? This project will unravel this fascinating process.


The extent to which these factors are taken into account by super experts compared to people with lower levels of expertise will provide insight in possibilities for focused medical education. Importantly, this project will inform theories of decision making and visual attention and visual search.

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