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In the Minds Eye


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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.

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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 U.S. and fourteen countries overseas.

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""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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