The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science

The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science

by Cretien van Campen
     
 

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The uncommon sensory perceptions of synesthesia explored through accounts of synesthetes' experiences, the latest scientific research, and suggestions of synesthesia in visual art, music, and literature.See more details below

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The uncommon sensory perceptions of synesthesia explored through accounts of synesthetes' experiences, the latest scientific research, and suggestions of synesthesia in visual art, music, and literature.

Editorial Reviews

The Art Book - Simon Shaw-Miller
This slim volume provides a good introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of synesthesia in art and science.... A welcome addition to the growing literature on the subject.

Leonardo Reviews - Jan Baetens
Strongly relying on the latest scientific experiments (brains scans) as well as on a lifelong personal research on and with synesthetes (persons being able of synesthetic perception), the author manages to offer a discussion of synesthesia that is of interest for the specialists as well as for the broader public.... The author's way of arguing finds always a good balance between direct experience (the testimonies of the many synesthetes with whom he has been working for many years now) and the scientific results of cognitive and neuroscientific research (of which he is able of giving very clear and readable reports and syntheses).

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"This slim volume provides a good introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of synesthesia in art and science.... A welcome addition to the growing literature on the subject."Simon Shaw-Miller The Art Book

"Strongly relying on the latest scientific experiments (brains scans) as well as on a lifelong personal research on and with synesthetes (persons being able of synesthetic perception),the author manages to offer a discussion of synesthesia that is of interest for the specialists as well as for the broader public.... The author's way of arguing finds always a good balance between direct experience (the testimonies of the many synesthetes with whom he has been working for many years now) and the scientific results of cognitive and neuroscientific research (of which he is able of giving very clear and readable reports and syntheses)." Jan Baetens, Professor of LiteraryStudies at the Leuven University, Belgium Leonardo Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262265003
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Series:
Leonardo Book Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,076,356
File size:
2 MB

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Hinderk Emrich
This is an extremely interesting, current, and well-written book that highlights a fascinating topic in synaesthesia research, namely the translation of synesthetes' experiences into art.

Lawrence E. Marks
Even readers already familiar with synesthesia will find much to learn from Crétien van Campen's The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science. In clear and lucid prose, van Campen provides shimmering descriptions of synesthetic experiences as he explores the complex interplay between synesthesia in science and, especially, synesthesia in the arts. Although several of van Campen's stances on the science of synesthesia are debatable and controversial,agree with them or not, reading The Hidden Sense will broaden and deepen one's understanding of this fascinating set of phenomena.

From the Publisher
"This is an extremely interesting, current, and well-written book that highlights a fascinating topic in synaesthesia research, namely the translation of synesthetes" experiences into art."Hinderk Emrich , Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, HannoverUniversity, Germany

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