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The computer-generated information superhighway could launch a new renaissance of creativity for millions of visual thinkers! Some of the greatest minds in politics, science, literature, and the arts experienced undetected learning disabilities that stopped them from assimilating information the same way as their peers. 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.
In the Mind's Eye 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. Thomas G. West examines the learning difficulties experienced by these people and others, and 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 to 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.
|Preface to the Updated Edition||3|
|1||Slow Words, Quick Images: An Overview||9|
|2||Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties from the Inside||45|
|3||Constellations of Traits, Some Neurological Perspectives||73|
|4||Profiles, Part 1: Faraday, Maxwell, and Einstein||101|
|5||Profiles, Part 2: Dodgson, Poincare, Edison, Tesla, and da Vinci||131|
|6||Profiles, Part 3: Churchill, Patton, and Yeats||149|
|7||Speech and Nonverbal Thought||177|
|8||Patterns in Creativity||185|
|9||Images, Computers, and Mathematics||205|
|10||Patterns, Implications, Possibilities||243|