Request a seminar or lecture engagement via email — richard at cytowic dot net — and include sufficient detail about your institution.

Dr. Cytowic speaks widely to academic, professional, and general audiences. Past listeners include the Library of Congress, neuroscience departments, NASA, IBM Cognitive Computing, graduate writing students, the Smithsonian Institution, museums, book clubs, and visual artists. Talks are highly illustrated.

Lecture at COLORI exhibit, GAM

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. I also have a catalogue essay on “Thinking in Metaphor: Color & the Creative Spark” that accompanies the exhibit. Learn more.

Lecture Series at the Design School at Arizona State

How do vision and language interact with taste and smell? How is a joke like a trainwreck? How does a Nina Simone song taste? What makes the shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho seem so violent? Expand your brain as you discover these answers. Learn more.

Lecture at IBM Research

Synesthesia’s Challenge to Brain-Inspired Computing

Talk at Library of Congress

Music and the Brain: Wednesday is Indigo Blue: How Synesthesia Speaks to Creativity

Excerpt from PBS documentary on sight and sound

Drs. Richard Cytowic and Richard Frakowiak on on Synesthesia

Gallery Talk at Hirshhorn Museum

Richard Cytowic discusses Synesthesia at “Visual Music” exhibit


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