Kevin's Reviews > Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue by Richard E. Cytowic
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Oct 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: cognitive-science
Read in October, 2009

Fascinating and descriptive (with pictures!) telling of the world of individuals with synesthesia -- "cook your turkey until it is pointed" and "what is the personality of the number 7?" The descriptions are detailed, as is the posited neuroscience that might explain synesthetes' private experiences. References include both the well-known (e.g., the composer Olivier Messiaen) and private individuals.

"Of course the Walt Disney film Fantasia is built on the idea of sound-to-sight correspondences, and many synesthetes say it is a reasonable illustration is what it is like to see sound."

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