Dr Anthony M. Crosse (born May 1st 1944) is a British polymath and philanthropist. He is a scholar who has one foot in the world of humanities and arts, and the other in the world of science.
Professional practice: electronic and mechanical engineering, work study, music, education, osteopathy, architecture & restoration, advertising, humor, health sector consultancy, art and cognitive science. He has lived, worked and studied in the U.S.A., Spain and France and speaks French, Spanish & Latin.
Academia: has taught and studied at the British School of Osteopathy; the Universities of Christchurch, Southampton, Canterbury, Goldsmiths, & St Martins. He holds Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees; a Doctorate in Cognitive Science (PhD). In 1980, with Bill Owen F.R.C.S., he founded a research unit at Guys Hospital - the 'Tony Crosse Manometry Clinic'. And in 1996 began the HAPi project (Healing Arts Programme intitiative at The Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent.
Post-doctoral Research and Practice: the synthesis of Art & Science where he explores and defines the interactive relationship between Therapist & Client using Visual Metaphor and Auto-didacticism as aids to the healing process. Visual Analogies are the primary core of cognition and through interactive therapy sessions are created by patient and practitioner. They play a significant role as an aid to understanding and controlling illness. The process involves perception, memory, creativity, emotion, explanation and communication and educates both the practitioner and client into the root causes of health issues. The evolving visual analogical language, or symbolic modeling, comprises exemplification, comparisons, metaphors, similes, allegories, and parables. The research and practical application of visual analogy/symbolic modelling is a new discipline that uses analogy as an educational tool and an aid to healing. Dissertation abstract: 'Integrated InformationTheory'
Books: 'The Sleeping Artist' - a source
book for artists; 'Under the Influence' - the life and
work of Barry Leighton-Jones Oct 1932 - Nov 2011 'Salvador Dali
& Jean-François Millet' - a
dissertation on Dali's reasoning behind the transcriptions of Millet's
famous painting 'The Angelus'; 'Life as a Binary System' - explores
Darwin's theories on natural selection through the lens of computer
science; 'Acronyms for Life' - easy formulae for
everyday living; 'Reflex to Reason' - a study of the
relationship between Emotions and the Intellect. 'Visual
Dialogues as an Aid to
Recovery' - layman's guide to the use of visual
metaphor for health.
Recovery' - layman's guide to the use of visual metaphor for health.
Hobbies: International chess; Golf; Tennis; Sketching; Playing piano and guitar
 Symbolic Modelling using visual analogy is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), through a visual expression corresponding to such a process. For example it is possible through graphic analogies to educate and treat a patient who is experiencing panic attacks.
Dr A. M. Crosse PhD., The Applehouse, Aldon Lane, OFFHAM, ME19 5PH, U.K.
Tel : 01732 842195 Email : art4art(at)yahoo.com