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The damage we do

Science  22 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6271, pp. 347
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9278

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Summary

From schedules of torture and close-ups of physical injury to the timbre of war, the disfigurement of land, and the resonance of mental illness and abuse, the works on display in a new exhibition at the Science Gallery Dublin visualize trauma in palpable and concealed guises. Despite its gruesome theme, TRAUMA is shrouded in compassion and optimism. We are vulnerable to trauma, finds reviewer Giovanni Frazzetto, but we are also pliable to overcome it.