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Visual Inquiry

How many times have you heard a person mention that she is a “visual learner”? This phrase means different things to different people, but to some degree all people are visual learners. The human brain is hardwired to think and learn visually. Our minds are pattern-seeking machines. This incredible mental asset makes the human brain the perfect tool for creativity and complex problem solving. We use our innate visual ability when we analyze and infer through observation and when we construct new objects by looking to see how others are built. It is possible, however, to use very similar visual processes to analyze ideas, understand concepts, communicate effectively, and even to write. This presents a powerful opportunity to make learning easier and more intuitive.