Synaesthesia: Classic and Contemporary Readings


Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another. This volume brings together what is known about this fascinating neurological condition.
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Synaesthesia is a condition in which a stimulus in one sensory modality automatically triggers a perceptual experience in another. This volume brings together what is known about this fascinating neurological condition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631197645
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,152,926
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Part I: Background:.

1. Synaesthesia: An Introduction: John E. Harrison and Simon Baron-Cohen (Cambridge University).

2. Synaesthesia: Richard Cytowic.

Part II: Classic Papers:.

3. Extract on Synaesthesia from 'Inquiries into Human Faculty': Sir Francis Galton.

4. On Coloured-Hearing Synaesthesia: Cross-Modal Translations of Sensory Dimensions: Lawrence Marks.

5. 'Correspondences': Charles Baudelaire.

6. Extract from "The Mind of a Mnemonist": Alexander Luria.

Part III: Neuroscientific Perspectives:.

7. Synaesthesia: A Review of Psychological Theories: John E. Harrison and Simon Baron-Cohen (Cambridge University).

8. The Physiological Basis of Synaesthesia: Christopher D. Frith and Eraldo Paulesu (Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology and Institute H. San Raffaele, Milan).

9. Perception and Sensory Information in Synaesthetic Experience: Petter G. Grossenbacher (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda).

10. Possible Implications of Synaesthesia for the Hard Question of Consciousness: Jennifer Gray, Julia Nunn, Steve Williams and Simon Baron-Cohen (Institute of Psychiatry, City University, Institute of Psychiatry and Cambridge University).

11. Synaesthesia: Is a Genetic Analysis Feasible?: Mark E. S. Bailey and Keith Johnson (Both Glasgow University).

Part IV: Developmental Perspectives:.

12. Synaesthesia: Implications for Modularity of Mind: Gabriel M. A. Segal (King's College, London).

13. Neonatal Synaesthesia: Implications for the Processing of Speech and Faces: Daphne Maurer.

14. Synaesthesia: Implications for Developmental Neurobiology: Henri Kennedy, Colette Dehay, Alexandre Batardiere and Pascal Barone (All INSERM, France).

Part V: Clinical and Personal Perspectives:.

15. Synaesthesia: Possible Mechanisms: E. M. R. Critchley (Preston Royal Infirmary).

16. Two Synaesthetes Talking Color: Alison Motluk (New Scientist).

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