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Synaesthesia: Classic and Contemporary Readings
     

Synaesthesia: Classic and Contemporary Readings

by John E. Harrison (Editor), Simon Baron-Cohen (Editor)
 

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Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another sensory modality. For example, on hearing a sound, the person immediately sees a colour. This volume brings together what is known about this fascinating neurological condition. The above questions, and new issues arising from the recent

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Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another sensory modality. For example, on hearing a sound, the person immediately sees a colour. This volume brings together what is known about this fascinating neurological condition. The above questions, and new issues arising from the recent wave of cognitive neuroscientific research into synaesthesia, are debated in a series of chapters by leading authorities in the field.

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Sixteen contributions explore the complex neurological condition known as synaesthesia<-->a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another. The authors discuss the range of phenomena, differences and similarities of perception among synaesthetes, incidence, associations of gender and orientation, the anatomical and physiological substrates, and the implications of synaesthesia for theories of consciousness and for painting, literature, and music. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780631197638
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
296

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Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge.

John E Harrison is a Researh Associate at the University of Cambridge.

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