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eBook In the Mind's Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics, and the Rise of Visual Technologies ePub

by Thomas G. West

  • ISBN: 1591027004
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Thomas G. West
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books; 2nd ed. edition (August 31, 2009)
  • Pages: 516
  • ePub book: 1894 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1920 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 161

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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 . and fourteen countries overseas.

Temple Grandin, Associate Professor at Colorado State University, Author of the memoir Thinking in Pictures (dealing with her life with autism) and the best-selling Animals in TranslationNow in its fifteenth printing, In the Mind's Eye has been recognized as a classic in its field

In the Mind's Eye book. In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People With Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images and the Ironies of Creativity.

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A recognized classic, this work stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. 3 people like this topic

A recognized classic, this work stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. 3 people like this topic.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -380) and index. 1. Slow Words, Quick Images: An Overview - 2. Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties from the Inside - 3. Constellations of Traits, Some Neurological Perspectives - 4. Profiles, Part 1: Faraday, Maxwell, and Einstein - 5. Profiles, Part 2: Dodgson, Poincare, Edison, Tesla, and da Vinci - 6. Profiles, Part 3: Churchill, Patton, and Yeats - 7. Speech. And Nonverbal Thought - 8. Patterns in Creativity - 9. Images, Computers, and Mathematics - 10. Patterns, Implications, Possibilities.

Dyslexics aren’t broken so you can’t fix them. Their brains are just different. Thomas West’s book In The Mind’s Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics, and the Rise of Visual Technologies.

In the Mind's Eye probes new data on dyslexics to see how computers .

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. 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.

The book still stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual .

The book still stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.

Now in its fifteenth printing, In the Mind’s Eye has been recognized as a classic in its field. The book still stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.In this second edition, Thomas G. West reviews a number of recent developments that support and extend the perspectives and expectations originally set forth in the first edition. In addition to the original eleven portraits of famous individuals with learning difficulties (including Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison), he has added brief profiles of two dyslexic scientists known for their ability to generate, in quite different fields, powerful but unexpected innovations and discoveries: William J. Dreyer, a Caltech professor who used his highly visual imagination to see things in molecular biology and immunology well before others; and John R. (Jack) Horner, who flunked out of the University of Montana seven times (requiring letters of support for readmission) but is now known as one of the three most important paleontologists in the world.Recognized as among the "best of the best" by the American Library Association in their broad psychology and neuroscience category, this title belongs on the bookshelves of all educators and anyone with an interest in visual thinking, visual technologies, and highly creative people with learning difficulties.

Comments

Fordredor Fordredor
Without any question Thomas G. West's "In the Mind's Eye" is one of the most important and insightful books ever written on the critical and critically neglected question: What is dyslexia (and related learning challenges) really all about? West provides critical evidence that the neurological variations that produce the reading, writing, spelling, arithmetical, and other challenges associated with dyslexia, are neither the only nor in a crucial sense the core features of dyslexia, but are in a way incidental accompaniments of a pattern of brain organization that can also create very real advantageous. West documents much of the growing body of work that supports this hypothesis, and he does so in a beautifully lucid and engaging fashion. This book, which has proven an invaluable source of enlightenment and encouragement for countless dyslexic individuals and those who work and care for them, is enhanced in this newly revised edition by an extended epilogue that touches on changes that have occurred in the nearly two decades since this now classic book first appeared. It's already wonderful resources and bibliography sections have also been updated. No one interested in dyslexia and related learning patterns should consider their education on this subject complete until they have read--and reread--this wonderful book.
Kirimath Kirimath
If you are a person who went through school before they tested for Dyslexia and steer away from anything requiering spelling, reading and writing all your life, read this and prepare for a personal paradigm shift! Also read "The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain" (buy the audio book if you hate reading)
Mikale Mikale
This book answers so many questions I had about the visual thinkers in my life. Well-written and informative, a must-read for those in the education and arts/media fields.
Ghile Ghile
Excellent, very interesting insights to share with my many "sight reading" friends.
Laizel Laizel
One of the best books for and on dyslexics! Great examples and good insights in how dyslexics process information. Every dyslexic should read this and review his own perception of dyslexia as a disorder. It is a big problem in our language oriented society, but also an opportunity to be an out-of-the-box-thinker and have your unique contribution to our fast changing society. Dyslexics have the future and this book tells why.
HelloBoB:D HelloBoB:D
As someone who has an uncle with dyslexia and at times believes they themselves are dyslexic, this book showed me what is behind this learning difficulty and why things appear differently for some than for others. It also is quite a confidence booster to read about the examples of important people the author gives, as well as more recent advances in the understanding learning difficulties. I appreciated the explanation of thinking visually which can be done by anyone. This book definitely got me motivated to appreciate how dealing with learning difficulties allows people to see things in new ways.
Enditaling Enditaling
As someone with learning disabilities I believe this book should be read by every educater and student, as it is not only a lesson in understanding alternate development but of inspirering and limitless human potential.