From the trailblazing, New York Times-bestselling author of Thinking in Pictures,a landmark book that reveals, celebrates, and advocates for the special brains and contributions of visual thinkers
A quarter of a century after her first book, Thinking in Pictures, forever changed how the world understood autism, Temple Grandin—the “anthropologist from Mars,” as Oliver Sacks dubbed her—transforms our understanding of the different ways our brains are wired. Visual thinkers constitute a far greater proportion of the population than previously understood, she reveals, and a more varied one, from the purest “object visualizers” like Grandin herself, with their intuitive knack for engineering and problem-solving, to “visual spatials”—the abstract, mathematical thinkers who excel in pattern recognition and systemic thinking. With her genius for demystifying science, Grandin draws on cutting-edge research to take us inside visual thinking and its intuitive affinities for design, innovation, and problem-solving. She also makes us aware of how a world geared to the highly verbal screens out visual thinkers from an early age.
Rather than continuing to waste their singular gifts, driving a collective loss in productivity and competitiveness, Grandin proposes new approaches to educating, parenting, employing, and collaborating with visual thinkers. In a highly competitive world, this important book helps us to see, we need every mind on board.
About the Author:
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, The Autistic Brain, and Thinking in Pictures, which became an HBO movie starring Claire Danes. She has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community. Dr. Grandin resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.