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The Resource Synesthesia, Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A

Synesthesia, Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A

Label
Synesthesia
Title
Synesthesia
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An accessible, concise primer on the neurological trait of synesthesia-vividly felt sensory couplings-by a founder of the field. One in twenty-three people carry the genes for the synesthesia. Not a disorder but a neurological trait, like perfect pitch, synesthesia creates vividly felt cross-sensory couplings. A synesthete might hear a voice and at the same time see it as a color or shape, taste its distinctive flavor, or feel it as a physical touch. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Richard Cytowic, the expert who returned synesthesia to mainstream science after decades of oblivion, offers a concise, accessible primer on this fascinating human experience. Cytowic explains that synesthesia's most frequent manifestation is seeing days of the week as colored, followed by sensing letters, numerals, and punctuation marks in different hues even when printed in black. Other manifestations include tasting food in shapes, seeing music in moving colors, and mapping numbers and other sequences spatially. One synesthete declares, "Chocolate smells pink and sparkly"; another invents a dish (chicken, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice concentrate) that tastes intensely blue. Cytowic, who in the 1980s revived scientific interest in synesthesia, sees it now understood as a spectrum, an umbrella term that covers five clusters of outwardly felt couplings that can occur via several pathways. Yet synesthetic or not, each brain uniquely filters what it perceives. Cytowic reminds us that each individual's perspective on the world is thoroughly subjective." -- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cytowic, Richard E.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC394.S93
LC item number
C963 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Synesthesia
  • Synesthesia
  • Neurophysiologie
  • Synästhesie
Label
Synesthesia, Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What synesthesia is and isn't -- A brief two-hundred-year history -- Alphabets, numerals and refrigerator magnet patterns -- Five distinct clusters -- Just how constrained is your umwelt? -- Chemosensation: citrus feels prickly, coffee tastes oily green, and white paint smells blue -- See with your ears -- Orgasms, aura, emotions, and touch -- Number forms and spatial sequences -- Aquired synesthesia: more different than same -- Mechanisms -- Glossary -- Notes -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
1002292516
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xv, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262535090
Lccn
2017038744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027998635
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14769702
System control number
(OCoLC)1002292516
Label
Synesthesia, Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What synesthesia is and isn't -- A brief two-hundred-year history -- Alphabets, numerals and refrigerator magnet patterns -- Five distinct clusters -- Just how constrained is your umwelt? -- Chemosensation: citrus feels prickly, coffee tastes oily green, and white paint smells blue -- See with your ears -- Orgasms, aura, emotions, and touch -- Number forms and spatial sequences -- Aquired synesthesia: more different than same -- Mechanisms -- Glossary -- Notes -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
1002292516
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xv, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262535090
Lccn
2017038744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027998635
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14769702
System control number
(OCoLC)1002292516

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