Thomas G. West

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Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Author
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction Thomas G. West is the author of In the Mind’s Eye (1991 and 1997) and Thinking Like Einstein (2004). A second edition of In the Mind’s Eye was released September 4, 2009, with a new Introduction from Oliver Sacks, MD. The book has had 18 printings, been selected as one of the “best of the best” for the year by the American Library Association and has been translated into both Japanese (1994) and Chinese (2004). A Korean translation became available in late 2011. In connection with In the Mind's Eye and his second book, Thinking Like Einstein, West has been invited to give talks for scientific, medical, art, design, computer and business groups in the U.S. and overseas, including groups in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Dubai-UAE and 12 European countries. He is now working on a third book with the working title Seeing What Others Do Not See or Cannot See. It will focus on high level creativity and brain diversity -- dealing with dyslexia and Asperger syndrome along with other alternative modes of learning and thinking -- often having individuals tell their own stories in their own way.
Interests Visual thinking, creativity, scientific discovery, dyslexia, asperger syndrome, giftedness, twice exceptional
Favorite Books The Dyslexic Advantage by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, 2011. Forgotten Letters: An Anthology of Literature by Dyslexic Writers, edited by Naomi Folb, RASP, London, 2011.