In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images and the Ironies of Creativity / Edition 1

In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images and the Ironies of Creativity / Edition 1

by Thomas G. West
     
 

This inspiring book profiles gifted individuals who used nontraditional methods in their work as it explodes many myths about conventional intelligence and charts new vistas for today's computer visualization technologies. Some of our most original intellects—Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Lewis Carroll, and Winston Churchill—relied heavily on visual

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Overview

This inspiring book profiles gifted individuals who used nontraditional methods in their work as it explodes many myths about conventional intelligence and charts new vistas for today's computer visualization technologies. Some of our most original intellects—Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Lewis Carroll, and Winston Churchill—relied heavily on visual modes of thought, processing information in terms of images instead of words or numbers. Thomas G. West examines the learning difficulties experienced by both famous and everyday people, and he explores how recent neurological research shows an association between visual talents and verbal difficulties. In the Mind's Eye probes new data on dyslexics to see how computers enhance the creative potential of visual thinkers, as well as interactive computer applications at all levels of education and work.

Updated with a new preface, epilogue, and expanded notes, this volume could be the clarion call for educators and corporations to mine this untapped resource of highly creative talent in our midst.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573921558
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
395
Sales rank:
644,344
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.29(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Updated Edition3
Preface7
1Slow Words, Quick Images: An Overview9
2Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties from the Inside45
3Constellations of Traits, Some Neurological Perspectives73
4Profiles, Part 1: Faraday, Maxwell, and Einstein101
5Profiles, Part 2: Dodgson, Poincare, Edison, Tesla, and da Vinci131
6Profiles, Part 3: Churchill, Patton, and Yeats149
7Speech and Nonverbal Thought177
8Patterns in Creativity185
9Images, Computers, and Mathematics205
10Patterns, Implications, Possibilities243
Epilogue257
Appendices279
Notes293
Bibliography339
Additional Bibliography371
Acknowledgments381
Copyright Acknowledgments383
Index385

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