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Thinking Visually documents the many ways pictures, visual images, and spatial metaphors influence our thinking. The book discusses recent empirical, theoretical, and applied contributions that support the view that visual thinking occurs not only where we expect to find it, but also where we do not. Much of comprehending language, for instance, depends on visual simulations of words or on spatial metaphors that provide a foundation for conceptual understanding.
This edition has been fully updated throughout and features new coverage of a range of topical and fascinating areas of research, including aesthetics, visual narratives, communicating health risks, dreams, clinical imagery, mathematical games, and the influence of action on perception. It also features a new chapter on Mixed Reality to showcase the many exciting developments in this area.
The broad coverage, colourful figures, and research discoveries provide a solid foundation for understanding visual thinking across a wide spectrum of activities. It will be an essential read for all students and researchers interested in Visual Thinking.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Images Versus Words
Chapter 2: Images Before Words
Chapter 3: Estimation
II. Visual Displays
Chapter 4: Pictures
Chapter 5: Diagrams
Chapter 6: Graphs
Chapter 7: Creating Images
Chapter 8: Manipulating Images
Chapter 9: Spatial Metaphors
IV. Multimedia Instruction
Chapter 10: Multimedia Principles
Chapter 11: Mathematics Instructional software
Chapter 12: Science Instructional software
Chapter 13: Physical Reality
Chapter 14: Virtual Reality
Chapter 15: Mixed Reality
Stephen K. Reed is an Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University and a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five books including Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century. He is now working on the 10th edition of the text Cognition: Theory and Applications.