• Find out what colors might work well for scientific figures (Adobe Colors)

  • Inspiration for colorbars can be found here


Example plots for two conditions:

Download matlab functions for plots two, three, four, and five. For plot three and six you will need the plotSpread functions.

The full code for the plots on the right can be downloaded here. It requires that you also download the functions mentioned above.


Visualizing data in a transparent, informative, and aesthetically pleasing way is important. Other researchers may remember your work better and this may, in turn, increase the impact of your work in the field. ​Learn what works well aesthetically. Spent as much time on data visualization as you do analyzing your data and writing your manuscript.

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