Thomas G. West M.A.

Author, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University

Thomas G. West is the author of In the Mind's Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics and the Rise of Visual Technologies (Prometheus Books, distributed by Penguin Random House.). The book was selected as one of the “best of the best” for the year by the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association (one of only 13 books selected in their broad psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience category, drawn from some 6,500 books reviewed that year). The book has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean -- and West has provided presentations for scientific, medical, art, design, computer and business groups in the U.S. and 19 foreign countries. The second edition (2009) includes a foreword by the late Oliver Sacks, MD, who said, “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.” West’s second book is: Thinking Like Einstein: Returning to Our Visual Roots with the Emerging Revolution in Computer Information Visualization. West’s third book is due for release in June 2017: Seeing What Others Cannot See.