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Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses

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For decades, scientists who heard about synesthesia hearing colors, tasting words, seeing colored pain just shrugged their shoulders or rolled their eyes. Now, as irrefutable evidence mounts that some healthy brains really do this, we are forced to ask how this squares with some cherished conceptions of neuroscience. These include binding, modularity, functionalism, blinds ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 424 pages
Published May 17th 2002 by Bradford Book (first published March 13th 1989)
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Victor Zatsepin
May 27, 2012 Victor Zatsepin rated it really liked it
познавательная книга про "союзы чувств". помимо Набокова, Равеля и Эйзенштейна есть еще множество обыкновенных людей с необыкновенным чувственным опытом - примерно 100 из них опрошены в этой книге - у кого-то музыка окрашена цветом, у кого-то буквы - запахами u.s.w. в том числе есть, например, мужик, у которого вкусовые рецепторы связаны с осязанием (i.e. ест индейку и ему кажется при этом, что он держит в руке шар - а блюдо удалось настолько, насколько совершенна форма шара и т.д.)

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Dec 29, 2008 Joe Upshaw rated it liked it
I've always been interested in cognition and perception. I have a few synesthetic quirks myself and so, was interested in learning more.
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Richard E. Cytowic, MD, MFA is a neurologist best know for bringing synesthesia back into the scientific mainstream in 1980. The trait of crossed senses is now seen as important to understanding how brains perceive.

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia (with David Eagleman) won the 2011 Montaigne Medal.

Cytowic also writes non-fiction and fiction, and received his MFA in cr
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