How Art is Helping Police to Notice Details

At New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amy E. Herman—an expert in visual perception—is using art to teach police officers to notice the details in everyday situations. By having them scan over unfamiliar artworks (the officers admit to not having much time to visit museums) and voice their perceptions of the pieces, the police learn to pick out the intricacies of the artworks and describe them in clear, straightforward language. The unorthodox training teaches them how to better observe and document their findings in the field. Head to The Times to learn more.