Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of by Richard E. Cytowic, David M. Eagleman
By Richard E. Cytowic, David M. Eagleman
How the intense multisensory phenomenon of synesthesia has replaced our conventional view of the mind.
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Increasing diameter is thought to mark processing load and thus attention, and “wrong” pairings arouse attention more than congruent ones do. ” Careful questioning indicates that involuntary synesthetic experience differs from both seeing and imagination, which is willed. Whether synesthesia is frankly projected or not in a given person, what seems evident is that it has a sense of spatial location. That is, synesthetes speak of “going to” or “looking at” a certain location to attend to whatever it is they experience.
The 40s, 400s and 4,000s are all female. Similarly words take on the gender of the initial letter, but not the color or any other attribute. We will turn to personiﬁed graphemes in more depth in the next chapter. 1 listed a number of infrequently encountered sensory combinations. We elaborate brieﬂy on a few of the more interesting and unusual types of synesthesia we have encountered. 16 An adolescent boy assumed different postures in response to the sounds of different words. The boy claimed that both English and nonsense words compelled him to make certain movements, which he demonstrated by striking various poses.
It is equally obvious that color is overwhelmingly the most common synesthetic response, whereas graphemes, time units (such as days of the week), and sounds are the most common synesthetic triggers. 10 Note. Comparative frequencies of different kinds of synesthesia. Data are based on Sean Day’s tabulation of 738 self-reported cases from a nonrandom sample. In Day’s sample, 72% were female and 28% were male. ) A Kaleidoscopic World 25 hardly ever vision → sound. This should have been another clue to skeptics that synesthesia was real, because neural circuits are known to be directional whereas made-up stories would have no reason to be.