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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
West, Thomas G., 1943-
In the mind's eye.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas G West
|Description:||397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||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.
|Other Titles:||Mind's eye|
|Responsibility:||Thomas G. West.|
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.
- Imagery (Psychology)
- Creative ability.
- Learning disabilities.
- Trait intercorrelations.
- Gifted persons -- Case studies.
- Computer graphics -- Psychological aspects.
- Génie (Aptitude)
- Imagerie (Psychologie)
- Apprentissage, Troubles de l'
- Traits de personnalité -- Intercorrélation.
- Surdoués -- Cas, Études de.
- Infographie -- Aspect psychologique.
- Learning disorders.