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'Yinyang, Music and Colour' gathers evidence from psychology, musicology, psychoacoustics, archaeology, anthropology, astronomy and the neurosciences to explain three age-old mysteries: the origin of the yinyang symbol, the rare musical capacity of absolute (or perfect) pitch, and the association of music and colour in synaesthesia. The yinyang symbol is shown to have originated as an ancient statistical tool, and helps to solve the other mysteries. The book also examines a fourth enigma: why are these still mysteries when clues for solving them have been available for years.
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About the Author
Dr. Jon Baggaley has taught at universities in Liverpool, Newfoundland, Montreal and Alberta. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and former Chair of Education at Concordia University, Montreal. Baggaley's books include 'Dynamics of Television' (Saxon House, with Steve Duck), 'Psychology of the TV Image' (Praeger), and 'Harmonizing Global Education' (Routledge). His production and speaking lists are at www.baggaley.com, and his 10-hour video series about communication research and evaluation is at vimeopro.com/baggaley.home/ Sheila James is a social historian and genealogist also known by the pseudonym Cecile Jacobs, which she uses for her fibre artwork (www.cecilejacobs.com). She has combined her passions for historical research and the theatre in the series of plays 'Exposing Good', in which she explores the real stories behind people who have been given a 'bad rap' by the victors in history. These are included in her 3-volume 'Collected Works' (Lulu Press), and in a 3-volume set 'The not-so-Dark Ages' she shows how to place one's ancestors in the narrative of world history (www.rarevintage.ca).