In the Open Source Writing book, I’ve got a section on Visual Thinking. While I’m hardly an expert, the way we perceive and understand the world is a serious interest of mine an I read everything I can find on the subject.
This morning, while I was fact checking a few things for the book, I came across this video by Tom Wujek. In it, he talks about the neuroscience of understanding and a few of the ways that the brain interacts with the world of ideas. Though a bit dated (from the 2009 TED conference), it’s still excellent.
Of related interest, you may want to take a look at the TED project he references, TED Big Viz.