A Picture of 2012

Dr Susanna Park from the Institute of Neurology, London has created a novel picture of 2012

It is the time of year when reflection on the year that was and anticipation to the year ahead starts to build. The countdown is on to 2013… However it’s hard to capture a year in a statistic, or in a sentence. Far easier to try to visually depict the year and word clouds provide a simple and accessible metric to evaluate content. In this word cloud, all abstracts from JNNP original research papers and reviews from 2012 are summarized with the top 150 most commonly appearing words shown with their size representing the frequency of use. Clearly, 2012 was the year of the patient… What do you think will be in 2013?

JNNP Wordcloud