A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Yet our world, our civilization has grown up on a foundation of words laws, constitutions, treaties, charters, creeds words that have tamed and liberated in equal measure. Our education, from earliest childhood, emphasises the importance of words. We take the world before our eyes and define it in a verbal language, and in so doing we capture it, understand it, celebrate it. But there are costs. In our reliance on the cold efficency of language we have neglected the wordless ways of the brain. The uniquely complex human mind is capable of the most exquisite images and visions. But visualisation is not merely about sight and the imagined, it is about the way we interact with the world through our five senses. In this book Ian Robertson demonstrates how we are underutilizing our brain s powers of visualization. Taking the lessons of hard science, he explains how the brain works and how important visualization can be, but more importantly, how we can all unleash the awesome power of our brains. Following simple exercises Ian Robertson describes how visualization can: improve memory and learning power; be the key to creative thinking
Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Formerly a scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, where he was a Fellow of Hughes Hall, he is also Visiting Professor at University College, London, with a further appointment in Toronto. One of the world's leading researchers on brain rehabilitation, he has published numerous scholarly books and scientific papers on the subject.