A Quote by David Berman on images, mind, perspective, and visual

It would be wrong of me to suppose that just because I can form private mental images, that everyone can. As Francis Galton and William James long ago showed, a small proportion of adults--and some of these extremely intelligent--are unable to form such visual images. Berkeley's point is that it would be equally arrogant for these non-thinkers or non-image formers to claim that everyone is like them in the relevant respect. The temptation to pontificate in that way reveals a narrowness and unwillingness to see the world from another perspective.

David Berman

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 49

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Thomas G. West on visual, spatial abilities, modes of thought, complex problems, sciences, and arts

" Visual and spatial modes of thought seem well suited to dealing with certain complex problems and are often closely associated with major creative achievements in the sciences as well as the arts. Visual-spatial abilities can play a much more important role in major creative accomplishments;  in many different fields, even when they are not commonly thought to be highly visual;  than is commonly recognised."

Thomas G. West

Source: In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers, Gifted People With Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images and the Ironies of Creativity

Contributed by: Michael

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