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In the Minds Eye
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Now in its fifteenth printing, "In the Mind's Eye" has been recognised 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 palaeontologists in the world. Recognised 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 anyone with an interest in visual thinking, visual technologies and highly creative people with learning difficulties.
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Table of Contents

Preface; Slow Words, Quick Images: An Overview; Dyslexia & Learning Difficulties from the Inside; Constellation 0f Traits, Some Neurological Perspectives; Profiles, Part 1: Faraday, Maxwell & Einstein; Profiles, Part 2: Dodgson, Poincare, Edison, Tesla & da Vinci; Profiles, Part 3: Churchill, Patton & Yeats; Speech & Non-Verbal Thought; Patterns in Creativity; Images, Computers & Mathematics; Patterns, Implications, Possibilities; Appendices; Index.

About the Author

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 U.S. and fourteen countries overseas. More on In the Mind's Eye can be found at http: //inthemindseyedyslexicrenaissance.blogspot.com/.

Reviews

"In the Mind's Eye brings out the special problems of people with dyslexia, but also their strengths, which are so often overlooked . . . . It stands alongside Howard Gardner's Frames of Mind as a testament to the range of human talent and possibility." --Oliver Sacks, M.D. "Thomas West brings to life the fascinating capacities and syndromes that arise from our visual-spatial imagination. His book proves beyond doubt that we are not all points on a single bell curve of intelligence." -- Howard Gardner "Unfortunately, I did not discover this wonderful book beforre I wrote Thinking in Pictures....I recommend it to teachers, parents, and education policy-makers. West profiles people with dyslexia who are visual thinkers, and his conclusions on the link between visual thinking and creativity are similar to mine." -- Temple Grandin "Every once in a while a book comes along that turns one's thinking upside down. In the Mind's Eye is just such a book." --Roeper Review

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