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In The Mind's Eye

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In this updated edition to his fascinating exploration of the "ironies of creativity, " Thomas West furthers his ground-breaking research on how some innovations in computer visualization are making work and education more favorable to visual thinkers. In the Mind's Eye exposes many popular myths about conventional intelligence by examining the role of visual-spatial strengths and verbal weaknesses in the lives of eleven gifted individuals, including Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, and others. West cites research in neuroscience that shows a link between visual talents and verbal difficulties, and he believes that new developments in computer technology herald a significant shift toward the increased use of visual approaches throughout the economy. These changes may be as revolutionary as the technology of the book, which translated ideas into written words. The use of visualization and virtual reality computer displays has already begun to move out of the world of science into that business, representing marketing trends through moving pictures rather than tiresome charts and tables of numbers. According to West, creative visual thinkers (many of whom have had difficulty with verbal skills), aided by computers, will be at the forefront of innovation in a dramatically changing society.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 397 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 748.42g
  • Prometheus Books
  • Amherst, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Ill.
  • 1573921556
  • 9781573921558
  • 348,187

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"In the Mind's Eye brings out the special problems of people with dyslexia, but also their strengths, which are so often overlooked . . . . It stands alongside Howard Gardner's Frames of Mind as a testament to the range of human talent and possibility." --Oliver Sacks, M.D. "Thomas West brings to life the fascinating capacities and syndromes that arise from our visual-spatial imagination. His book proves beyond doubt that we are not all points on a single bell curve of intelligence." -- Howard Gardner "Unfortunately, I did not discover this wonderful book beforre I wrote Thinking in Pictures....I recommend it to teachers, parents, and education policy-makers. West profiles people with dyslexia who are visual thinkers, and his conclusions on the link between visual thinking and creativity are similar to mine." -- Temple Grandin "Every once in a while a book comes along that turns one's thinking upside down. In the Mind's Eye is just such a book." --Roeper Reviewshow more

About Thomas G. West

Thomas G. West is a writer, lecturer and consultant based in Washington, DC. In connection with In the Mind's Eye, he has been invited to provide over 200 presentations, interviews and documentary segments for computer, business, education, art, design, scientific and medical groups in the U.S. and fourteen countries overseas. More on In the Mind's Eye can be found at http: //inthemindseyedyslexicrenaissance.blogspot.com/.show more

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