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Synesthesia: A New Book in the “Essential Knowledge” series by MIT Press

An accessible, concise primer on the neurological trait of synesthesia — vividly felt sensory couplings — by a founder of the field. Continue reading

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“Wednesday Is Indigo Blue”
Wins Montaigne Medal

Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia “The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the noted French philosopher and awarded to the most thought–provoking title each year. Your title, in particular, is key in helping to maintain … Continue reading

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Synesthesia

Synesthesia rhymes with "anesthesia" Anesthesia = no sensation Synesthesia = joined sensation In synesthesia two or more senses are automatically and involuntarily coupled such that a voice, for example, is not only heard, but additionally felt, seen, or tasted. Synesthesia … Continue reading

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Wednesday is Indigo Blue – Afterword

Afterword By Dmitri Nabokov On a rain-soaked evening in 1937 or 1938, on a Paris sidewalk, I was tugging at my mother’s hand to peer through a shop window at something that held a special fascination: a display whose details … Continue reading

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