Category Archives: Synesthesia

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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Some People Can See Sound, or Taste Color. Does It Make Them More Creative?

What if you could visualize the crescendo of an orchestra as a barrage of color and texture, like something out of the Disney movie Fantasia? Or if observing a rippling stream caused your brain to reverberate with the musical notes of a cello? Continue reading

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Exhibition and Talk: What is the taste of the color blue?

Marcos Lutyens and I built an interactive tactile sculpture at the Building Bridges Art Exchange as part of a symposium by the International Association of Synesthetes, Artists, and Scientists, in conjunction with UCLA’s Art|Sci Gallery. Continue reading

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Can You Hear What You See? More So Than You Imagine

Some forms of synesthesia are shockingly common. Continue reading

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A Semantic Survey of Emotions

What are your thoughts about orange? Is magenta fast or listless? Continue reading

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Reality Lies Beyond What We Can Perceive

Objective reality is an illusion: we re-construct the world around ourselves. Continue reading

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Keynote at the COLORI exhibit in Turin

In January, I gave the keynote lecture opening “The Color of Emotion in Art,” or COLORI, at Turin’s Civic Gallery of Modern Art, GAM, and Castello di Rivoli museum. Continue reading

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Belfast, ME: Synesthesia Talk & Book Signing

Sunday, June 28, 3 o’clock p.m. at the Old Professor’s Bookshop,  99 Main Street. Do you see letters and numbers as colored even though they are printed in black ink? Do words have specific tastes, or does music or everyday … Continue reading

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What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia

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Making a TED-Ed lesson: Synesthesia and Playing Cards

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A TED-Ed lesson on Synesthsia

An animated TED-ed lesson about synesthesia, the involuntary coupling of the senses that occurs in 1 in 90 people.

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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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Neuropsychology Textbook – Contents

1. What is Neuropsychology? Background Disciplines of Neuropsychology Different Kinds of Neuropsychologists Learn by Hands-on Experience PART I — CONCEPTUALIZATIONS Science Is Counterintuitive Some Modern Terms Methods for Approaching Mind and Brain 2. Concepts of Mind Machine Analogies of Brain … 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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