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Author West, Thomas G., 1943- author.

Title In the mind's eye : creative visual thinkers, gifted dyslexics, and the rise of visual technologies / Thomas G. West ; [foreword by Olivers Sacks]

Edition Third edition
Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Prometheus Books, [2020]
©2009
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  153.9 WES    AVAILABLE
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Description 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 429-482) and index
Contents Foreword / Oliver Sacks -- Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Slow words, quick images: an overview -- Dyslexia and learning difficulties from the inside -- Constellations of traits, some neurological perspectives -- Profiles, part 1: Faraday, Maxwell, and Einstein -- Profiles, part 2: Dodgson, Poincaré, Edison, Tesla, and da Vinci -- Profiles, part 3: Churchill, Patton, and Yeats -- Speech and nonverbal thought -- Patterns in creativity -- Images, computers, and mathematics -- Patterns, implications, possibilities -- Epilogue -- Appendices : Symptomology ; Sources of information
Summary A classic in its field, In the Mind's Eye still stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the importance of visual thinking as well as the high creative potential of individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. Thomas G. West features eleven portraits of famous individuals with learning difficulties (including Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison), as well as profiles of two dyslexic scientists known for their ability to generate, in quite different fields, powerful but unexpected findings
Subject Genius.
Imagery (Psychology)
Creative ability.
Learning disabilities.
Trait intercorrelations.
Gifted persons -- Case studies.
Computer graphics -- Psychological aspects.
Neuropsychology.
Genre Case studies.
Added Author Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author of foreword.
ISBN 9781633886421
1633886425
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