The Resource Seeing what others cannot see : the hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains, Thomas G. West

Seeing what others cannot see : the hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains, Thomas G. West

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Seeing what others cannot see : the hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains
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Seeing what others cannot see
Title remainder
the hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains
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Thomas G. West
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Language
eng
Summary
For over 25 years, Thomas G. West has been a leading advocate for the importance of visual thinking, visual technologies and the creative potential of individuals with dyslexia and other learning differences. In this new book, he investigates how different kinds of brains and different ways of thinking can help to make discoveries and solve problems in innovative and unexpected ways. West focuses on what he has learned over the years from a group of extraordinarily creative, intelligent, and interesting people -- those with dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, and other different ways of thinking, learning, and working. He shows that such people can provide important insights missed by experts as they also can prevent institutional 'group think.' Based on first-person accounts, West tells stories that include a dyslexic paleontologist in Montana, a special effects tech who worked for Pink Floyd and Kiss and who is now an advocate for those with Asperger's syndrome, a group of dyslexic master code breakers in a British electronic intelligence organization, a Colorado livestock handling expert who has become a forceful advocate for those with autism and a family of dyslexics and visual thinkers in Britain that includes four winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. He also discusses persistent controversies and the unfolding science. This is an inspiring book that not only documents the achievements of people with various learning differences, but reveals their great potential -- especially in a new digital age where traditional clerical and academic skills are less and less important while an ability to think in pictures and to understand patterns using high-level computer information visualizations is rapidly increasing in value in the global economic marketplace
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Thomas G.
Index
index present
LC call number
BF367
LC item number
.W47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Developmental Disabilities Resource guide
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visualization
  • Imagery (Psychology)
  • Creative ability
  • Learning disabilities
  • Gifted persons
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Seeing what others cannot see : the hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains, Thomas G. West
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Seeing the whole -- Visual perspectives -- Seeing along the spectrum -- The power of design -- Those who can see -- Insiders, outsiders -- Observing, listening, writing -- Those who cannot see -- Visual families and Nobel prizes -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781633883017
Lccn
2017006665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027313801
System control number
(OCoLC)957021533
Label
Seeing what others cannot see : the hidden advantages of visual thinkers and differently wired brains, Thomas G. West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Seeing the whole -- Visual perspectives -- Seeing along the spectrum -- The power of design -- Those who can see -- Insiders, outsiders -- Observing, listening, writing -- Those who cannot see -- Visual families and Nobel prizes -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781633883017
Lccn
2017006665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027313801
System control number
(OCoLC)957021533

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